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Lead the Way Tour

Bring Carrickfergus’ Second World War (1939-45) history to life on a guided walking tour with Lead The Way Tour.

Join Adrian as he uses locations, stories, contemporary photographs, and around 20 artefacts to bring history to life, and showcase the crucial role this County Antrim town played during the Second World War. You will also find our how the war impacted on the everyday life of its residents and workforce.

Typical Tour Content:
Civilian Life during the Second World War: Air Raid Precautions; Gas Masks; Rationing; Evacuees from the Belfast Blitz; and Civil Defence organisations Services such as the Ulster Home Guard, Air Raid Precautions and Women's Voluntary Services.

Changing Face of Factories: Tank Assembly, and the manufacture of Parachutes, Para-Dummies, and Lifejackets.

The Friendly Invasion: During various periods of the war, British, American and Belgian Army units called Carrickfergus "home". The US Rangers* (American Army's first ever commando-style force) was born here!

*Subject to opening times, a supported visit to the US Rangers Centre, just outside the town centre, can be arranged as part of a Private Tour.

Booking Tours:
Public Tours are advertised on Eventbrite.
Private Tours can be organised on other days and times. These Tours can be personalised to suit your interests, are available on request.

I am usually available to respond to phone calls, text messages, Facebook/Twitter messages or emails between 10:00 and 20:00 every day.

Price List:
Adults (16+): £8
Under 16s: £5
Note, this Tour may not be suitable for Children under 5

Talks: Adrian also offers specialist talks, on request, about Carrickfergus during the Second World War. Particularly useful for schools covering this period of history as part of the curriculum, heritage organisations, and other interested groups.

Additional Information: Further details on the Tours are available on the website, including information on public transport links and parking.
Lead the Way Tour
Lead the Way Tour
Lead the Way Tour
Lead the Way Tour


Marine Highway Carrickfergus BT38 7BG


+44 (0) 7916 780 474

54.71372, -5.80633


  • Suitable for Children
  • All major credit/debit cards accepted
  • Groups catered for
  • Online Booking