The Second World War in Northern Ireland

The Second World War in Northern Ireland

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Hi Folks,

Please feel free to leave a comment regarding this website.

It is through you, the visitors, that I can learn of more places to be included :)

You can contact me directly at ww2ni@btinternet.com

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161 Comments

Reply Paul Mooney
5:09 PM on November 20, 2017 
Regularly visit this site and end up enthralled for hours. At 30 yo the war was well before my time. But living next to Cluntoe airfield has led to my interest in ww2. Often find myself touring around the airfield and buildings trying to imagine what it was like back then. The planes, the yanks, the vehicles. One can only wonder. But this website really helps and is an absolute wealth of information. Please keep up the good work. Never one day I might see you standing on an abandoned airfield letting your imagination go wild!
Reply John Baker
6:31 PM on October 8, 2017 
Like others who have commented, I stumbled across this site whilst just looking up a location near Poyntzpass; I have now spent the last three hours reading through this fascinating site. Congratulations on what is a clearly a very successful labour of love.
Reply N Devlin
2:27 PM on August 29, 2017 

Enjoyed your site,my uncle owned Killymoon and my father had a tape factory within factory grounds,it operated 18 hours a day as part of war effort,I do have more details if you would like to see them

Reply Tom Docherty
3:46 PM on August 18, 2017 

Great site. Spent half a day just scrolling through hoping to find out more about a Hancraft hut photo I saw on the Airfield Research Group website which is reported as being at Windyhill Road, Coleraine. I know that Windyhill Road runs toward the airfield at Limavady and wonder if this is one of the dispersed sites near the airfield? Here is a link to the image - www.airfieldresearchgroup.org.uk/forum/where-or-what-is-this/12254-is-this-a-military-building#145228 . Please let me know if you can identifiy it.

Reply Alrene Hughes
2:44 PM on April 10, 2017 
Hi Andy, I've been writing about WW2 in Northern Ireland for a few years and done a lot of research, but I have only now come across your site. What a labour of love this must have been for you! There are a lot of photo I haven't come across before - particularly streets that I knew had been bombed. Just had a look at the video of the flying boat at Castle Archdale. My father, an RAF wireless operator, was stationed there - great to see the Sunderland in action. I was actually born in Enniskillen because my father was still stationed there in the early fifties. I have written a trilogy of novels set in Belfast showing the war through the eyes of one Belfast family - Martha's Girls, The Golden Sisters, A Song in my Heart. All the best and thanks for such wonderful evocative photos.
Reply jOHN Winstanley
7:37 AM on March 28, 2017 
Excellent work
Reply Adam kearney
3:36 AM on February 7, 2017 
Well done on a terrific resource. I've forwarded the link to various people. Well done!
Reply Marcus
5:07 AM on July 8, 2016 
Superb site great pics and information
Reply Gus Mckendry
3:46 PM on May 20, 2016 

Hi,

What a great site.

Do you have any information on what regiment was stationed at Shane's Castle for WW2.  My grandfather was stationed there but I cannot find any record of him in any of the usual places. He would have been 58/59 years old but I don't think he was in the Home Guard.  He may have been in a reserve or home front battalion.  He served in the Boer war and WW1 but his service number changed for WW2.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Reply Tom McClean
4:36 AM on May 18, 2016 

I have just discovered this excellent website. The amount of work involved must be collossal. I have a few WW1 WW2 videos up on Youtube under Tom McClean. Brilliant work Andy.  I will use your hard work as a reference. thank you.

Best wishes Tom