War Memorials in Ulster
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The province of Ulster consists of  the six counties of Northern Ireland (part of the United Kingdom) and three counties in the Irish Republic. During the Great War the island of Ireland was part of the United Kingdom. This site contains information on more than 60 Public War Memorials, plus many other memorials, mainly in Northern Ireland. Each Public War Memorial page contains a photograph and description of the memorial, and where possible, its location and background information on its unveiling and dedication. Many pages also include the Names of the Fallen and those who served and returned. The memorials are dedicated to commemorating the thousands of men and women from, or who had connections with this part of Ulster who paid the supreme sacrifice during the Great War and Second World War and the tens of thousands of others who served in the armed services of numerous Allied countries.

Catherines book cover
Ulster Ireland

 

If you are interested in the overall picture of war memorials and commemoration in Northern Ireland I would strongly recommend reading
Unionists and Great War, Commemoration in the north of Ireland 1914 – 1939, People, Places and Politics’ by Catherine Switzer. ISBN 978 0 7165 2872 2 available from
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Unionists-Great-Commemoration-Ireland-1914-1939/dp/071652872X/ref=sr_1_fkm

Ulster, Ireland and the Somme: War Memorials and Battlefield Pilgrimages', by Catherine Switzer.ISBN 978 - 1 - 84588 - 772 - 8. Also available in digital form.

‘It tells the story of the relationship between Ulster, Ireland and the Somme area of northern France, which has now endured for nearly a century. The 1916 Battle of the Somme is a key event in Irish memory of the Great War, and thousands of people from both Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic visit the area each year, but the history of the landscape and the memorials they see has never been told in any detail until now.
The book includes histories of the Ulster Tower, the Celtic Cross in Guillemont, battlefield cemeteries, ex-servicemen's pilgrimages in the interwar years and 1956, 1966 and 1976, and battlefield pilgrimages today.’

War memorials are very familiar objects; we often pass them without a second thought. Next time you pass a war memorial, stop for a moment and read some of the names. Each once belonged to a local man, and behind the name lies a story as individual and unique as he was.

Public Memorials are listed in the counties in which they are located.
For a detailed list of Public Memorials see below or click on the links to the left.
 

County Antrim Memorials

County Armagh Memorials

County Down Memorials

County Fermanagh Memorials

County Londonderry Memorials

County Tyrone Memorials

Belfast City Memorials

Church of Ireland Memorials

Methodist Church Memorials

Business and Industries

Masonic Lodges in Ulster

Belfast Names on Menin Gate

Sport Clubs

Youth Organisations

Military Medals

 

Links

 

Location

 

County Antrim

Type of Memorial

Ballinderry, County Antrim

Memorial Hall

Ballycastle, County Antrim  

Obelisk

Ballyclare, County Antrim

Memorial Park and Obelisk

Ballymena, County Antrim

Memorial Park and Obelisk

Ballymoney, County Antrim

Tablets mounted on the wall of the Royal British Legion building.

Broughshane, County Antrim

Statue of a Soldier (This memorial was unveiled in 2003)

Bushmills, County Antrim

Statue of a Soldier

Carrickfergus, County Antrim

Arc of Pillars (This is a new memorial)

Crumlin, County Antrim

Memorial Park and Gateway

Dervock, County Antrim

A Memorial Park has replaced a Memorial Hall

Glenavy, County Antrim

Obelisk

Glynn, County Antrim

Obelisk

Hilden, County Antrim

Octagonal Memorial

Knockagh, County Antrim

Obelisk. Known as ‘The County Antrim Memorial.’

Larne, County Antrim

Statues of a Soldier and a Sailor

Lisburn, County Antrim

Winged figure of Victory

Portrush, County Antrim

Statue of Victory

Randlestown, County Antrim

Memorial Garden (This is a new memorial.)

Stranocum, County Antrim

Memorial Pillar with Light. (Possible the first post-war memorial.

Whitehead, County Antrim

Two tablets on a wall.

County Armagh

 

Armagh City, County Armagh

Statue of Victory

Bessbrook, County Armagh

Obelisk

Lurgan, County Armagh

Hexagonal Temple with statue of Victorious Peace on top

Portadown, County Armagh

Statue of a wounded Soldier

Tandragee, County Armagh

Obelisk

Belfast City

 

Belfast City Hall Grounds

Cenotaph and Remembrance Garden and Korean War Memorial

Belfast Corporation Staff 

Plaque

Cregagh, south Belfast  

Celtic Cross with other memorials

Earl Street, north Belfast

Wall Tablet (destroyed during the Belfast Blitz in the 2nd World War.)

Leadbetter Street, Belfast

Painted Wall Mural (no longer existing)

Queen’s University, Belfast

Statue

Saint Anne's Cathedral, Belfast 

Several memorials

Sandy Row, Belfast  

Plaques

Strandtown, east Belfast

Plaque

Sydenham, east Belfast

Wall Mural and tablet (New memorial)

Woodstock Road, Belfast

Obelisk  (New memorial)

County Down.

 

Ballynahinch, County Down

Obelisk.

Ballywalter, County Down

Statue of a soldier.

Banbridge, County Down

Statue of a soldier.

Bangor, County Down 

Obelisk and Gun.

Carrowdore, County Down 

No public memorial.

Castlewellan, County Down

Plaque

Comber, County Down 

Statue of a soldier.

Donaghadee and Millisle, County Down

Obelisk

Donaghacloney, County Down

Statue of a soldier.

Dollingstown, County Down

Obelisk

Downpatrick, County Down

Statue of a soldier.

Dromore, County Down

Statue of a soldier.

Gilford, County Down

Plaque

Greyabbey, County Down

Plaque

Groomsport, County Down

Obelisk

Hillsborough, County Down 

Celtic Cross

Holywood, County Down     

Statue of a soldier.

Kilkeel, County Down

Statue of a soldier.

Killyleagh, County Down 

Plaque

Kircubbin, County Down  

No public memorial.

Newcastle, County Down

Statue of a Lion.

Newry, County Down  

Obelisk

Newtownards, County Down

Obelisk. (History of the 3 War Memorials, Great War and Second World War Names)

Portaferry, County Down

No public memorial.

Rathfriland, County Down

Clock Tower.

Waringstown, County Down  

Clock Tower.

County Fermanagh.

 

Enniskillen, County Fermanagh

Statue of a soldier

Brookeborough, County Fermanagh

Statue of a Lion. (A Boer War memorial).

County Londonderry

 

Aghadowey, County Londonderry

Obelisk

Castledawson, County Londonderry

Obelisk

Coleraine, County Londonderry

Statue of a soldier

Garvagh, County Londonderry

A clock tower.

Glendermott, County Londonderry

Statue of a soldier

Kilrea, County Londonderry

Obelisk

Londonderry City, County Londonderry

Statue of a soldier, a sailor and a winged Victory statue.

Moneymore, County Londonderry

Tablet

Portstewart, County Londonderry

Statue of a soldier

County Tyrone

 

Castlederg, County Tyrone

Obelisk.

Clogher, County Tyrone

Obelisk.

Coagh, County Tyrone

War Memorial Hall. Now demolished.

Cookstown, County Tyrone

Cenotaph

Dungannon, County Tyrone

Statue of a soldier.   Great War and Second World War Names.

Moy, County Tyrone

Statue of a soldier.

Omagh, County Tyrone

Obelisk. (The County Tyrone War Memorial.)

Stewartstown, County Tyrone

Obelisk

If you can supply additional information or photographs about memorials in Northern Ireland, or wish to report broken links, make comments, suggestions, requests, etc., please e-mail

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