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Step back in time at Sentry Hill to mark D-Day 80

D-Day at Sentry Hill, County Antrim

Mark your calendars for Saturday 8 June, 12 to 4pm as Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council commemorates the 80th anniversary of the iconic D-Day landings of 6 June 1944 with a special event at Sentry Hill, Newtownabbey.


Sentry Hill will be transported back in time with 40s and 50s music playing on the lawn, inviting guests to lay down a blanket and take in the beautiful surroundings.

Inside the house will encapsulate a fascinating display of WWII memorabilia and rare objects from the era, as well as a ‘Living Library’ where you can meet war veterans and ex-military personnel to soak up history from their own personal experiences and stories.

D-Day at Sentry Hill, County Antrim

The educational fun doesn’t stop there as there will be heritage military vehicles to hop inside and take some pictures and a kite making workshop to learn how kites were made and how they were used for communication at the time.

It wouldn’t be an 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings without a visit from the beautiful “Forces Sweetheart” in the form of Michelle Baird, a Vera Lynn tribute act, who will perform the classics that raised the spirits of the serving troops during World War II.

D-Day at Sentry Hill, County Antrim

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Mark Cooper commented:

“June is set to be a month of rich heritage and history for our Borough. As we mark 80 years since the D-Day landings with an event at Sentry Hill, and host Armed Forces Day at Jordanstown Loughshore Park, both events are sure to be a day to remember.”


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