Lisnabreeny American Military Cemetery was once a temporary burial ground for US servicemen who died in Northern Ireland between 1943 and 1948.
148 servicemen, including eight whose identities remain unknown, were buried here. The dead included members of the US Army and Navy, but most were members of the Air Forces. They had died from natural causes, in road traffic accidents or during training, and about 40 men died in air accidents.
The cemetery closed in 1948, and the remains of those who were not repatriated to the US at their families' requests now lie in Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, England.
In 2013, a new memorial garden was opened at the cemetery. It includes a granite monument engraved with the names of all 148 US servicemen who were interred at the site.
On certain days of the year, the Stars and Stripes is raised in tribute to these brave soldiers who gave their lives in service of their country.
How to get here: From Belfast, head east on Donegall Square N/A1 toward Donegall PI. Take a slight right onto Donegall Square E/A1, then continue onto Adelaide St and turn left onto Ormeau Ave. Take a slight right to stay on Ormeau Ave then turn right onto Ormeau Rd/A24. Go through one roundabout. Turn left onto Rosetta Park and continue onto Knockbread Rd. Continue onto Rosetta Rd then turn left onto Upper Knockbreda Rd/A55. Turn right onto Rocky Rd and Lisnabreeny American Military Cemetery will be on the left.
Opening Hours: Lisnabreeny American Military Cemetery welcomes visitors throughout the year.
The Lisnabreeny American Military Cemetery project was funded by Castlereagh Borough Council and the National Trust.
Castlereagh Borough Council
Castlereagh Borough is a local government district to the south of Belfast City. The borough was created in 1973 and it has a population of approximately 67,000. For information about Council services and activities, visit our website.
The National Trust is a UK conservation charity dedicated to protecting historic places and green spaces, and opening them up for ever, for everyone. It protects and opens to the public over 350 historic houses, gardens and ancient monuments. The National Trust has over 3.7 million members and 61,000 volunteers. For more information, visit our website.
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