Keady, Co. Armagh during the Second World War

Keady is a town in Co. Armagh near Northern Ireland's border with the Republic of Ireland. American GIs had bases in the area during the Second World War.


Co. Armagh

Northern Ireland

Joseph Herbert Withers


Schoolboy Joseph Herbert Withers died at Armagh County Infirmary on 22nd October 1941 after an incident on farmland near Keady, Co. Armagh.

The Welch Regiment in Keady, Co. Armagh

Imperial War Museum Photo: H 11968 (Part of the War Office Second World War Official Collection). Universal carriers and motorcycles of 4th Battalion The Welch regiment on manoeuvres in Keady, Co. Armagh on 22nd July 1941. Photo taken by Lieutenant JR Bainbridge - Official War Office Photographer.

Places of Interest

The following places will be of interest to anyone wishing to explore more of the area's Second World War heritage.

Map showing Keady Mill, Keady, Co. Armagh

Keady Mill, Keady, Co. Armagh

Keady, Co. Armagh

Keady Mill was one of many in southern Co. Armagh. Established by William Kirk in the 18th century, it would see use by both British and American troops.

Map showing The Anchor Bar, Keady, Co. Armagh

The Anchor Bar, Keady, Co. Armagh

40 Kinelowen Street, Keady, Co. Armagh

The Anchor Bar no longer operates in Keady, Co. Armagh but a plaque marks the spot and tells a sad tale of American GIs and their bravery at Omaha Beach.