The GI Trail
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The Nautilus Centre, Kilkeel, County Down,
Ms Lauren Newell
(028) 4176 2525
The GI Trail aims to map out all the sites at which the American GIs were based in Northern Ireland
The GI Trail aims to map out the sites and locations at which the American GIs were based in Northern Ireland during the Second World War; it will research, develop, interpret, protect and promote these sites. The project will link in all the groups, local guides, visitor attractions and built heritage relating to that time.
The GI Trail will be completed in stages, creating 3 separate heritage-tourism trails covering Armagh and Down, Antrim and Londonderry and Fermanagh and Tyrone. Each trail will document the sites and the stories, exploring the legacy the GIs left here in Northern Ireland. You can find the trails at your local Visitor Information Centre and other community buildings and organisations throughout Northern Ireland.
If you want to delve deeper into this fascinating history, our interactive website will include much more detailed information and many extra sites to accommodate the Second World War enthusiasts. These sites can be added into the existing itineraries and enjoyed by all. The website will also keep you up to date with all the events throughout Northern Ireland related to the American presence and the Second World War, such as GI Jive which takes place in Kilkeel, County. Down.
Have you got any information relating to the GIs in NI? If so please get in contact and we can add your stories to the website