Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Artillery - Ireland, Northern Ireland, Ardglass, Armagh, Bangor, Belfast, Derry, Grey Point Fort, Lisburn, and Newry

Artillery preserved in Northern Ireland:

Ardglass, Armagh, Bangor, Belfast, Derry, Grey Point Fort, Lisburn, and Newry

Data current to 3 March 2020.

The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document every historical piece of artillery preserved in Ireland.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these guns to provide and update the data found on these web pages.  Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited.  Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, corrections or amendments to this list of Guns and Artillery in Ireland would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at hskaarup@rogers.com.

Ardglass, County Down, Northern Ireland

  (Ardfern Photos)

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, at the junction of Quay Street and Kildare Street, Jordan's Castle.

 (Ardfern Photo)

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage, No. 1 of 4, Ardglass Golf Club, Castle Place.

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, mounted on a wooden naval gun carriage, No. 2 of 4, Ardglass Golf Club, Castle Place.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage, No. 3 of 4, Ardglass Golf Club, Castle Place.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage, No. 4 of 4, Ardglass Golf Club, Castle Place.

Armagh, County Armagh, Northern Ireland

 (Kenneth Allen Photo)

 (Henry Clark Photo)

Russian Cast Iron  possible 36-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, (Serial No. unknown) on the left trunnion, possibly by Foullon at Alexandrovski, with double-headed Eagle on the barrel, mounted on an iron garrison gun carriage.  This gun is a war trophy from the Crimean War, 1854-1855.

Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland

 (Notafly Photo)

Cast Iron possible 2-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, 1780, mounted on a wood naval stand in Ward Park, Bangor Abbey.

 (BangorArt Photo)

 (Aubrey Dale Photo)

 (Ross Photo)

German 10.5-cm deck gun, left-side breech end view.  This gun was taken from German U-boat U-19 and is located in Bangor`s Ward Park.  The gun was used in the Battle of Jutland.

Belfast, Northern Ireland

 (Ardfern Photo)

Cast Iron possible 6-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun mounted on a wood gun carriage, inside the Ulster Museum, Stranmillis Road.

 (Ardfern Photo)

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun mounted on a wood gun carriage, inside the Ulster Museum, Stranmillis Road.

 

 (NCDaywalker Photos)

Ordnance QF 25-pounder field gun, located in The Shankill Somme Memorial Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Derry, "Maiden City", Northern Ireland

 (WT-shared, Northern Counties Photo)

17 Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Guns mounted on wood naval carriages guard the city's ancient walls.  (Derry is one of 52 walled towns in Ireland).  The Siege of Derry (Irish: Léigear Dhoire) lasted from 18 April to 28 July 1689, during the Williamite War in Ireland.  The city, a Williamite stronghold, was besieged by a Jacobite army until it was relieved by Royal Navy ships.  Several guns manned by the defenders are displayed on different parts of city walls.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 1.  Elizabethan Rose and Crown cypher, 17th Century.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 2.  Elizabethan Rose and Crown cypher, 17th Century.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 3.  Demi-Culverin made by Thomas Johnson, ordered by the earl of Essex in 1598 for Lough Foyle, via Sir Henry Bagenal in Dublin.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 4.  Arms of the City of London cypher, almost certainly part of a consignment of ten cast-iron cannon sent for the defence of Culmore in 1620.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 5.  Arms of the City of London cypher, almost certainly part of a consignment of ten cast-iron cannon sent for the defence of Culmore in 1620.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 6.  Arms of the City of London cypher, almost certainly part of a consignment of ten cast-iron cannon sent for the defence of Culmore in 1620.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 7.  Arms of the City of London cypher, almost certainly part of a consignment of ten cast-iron cannon sent for the defence of Culmore in 1620.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 8.  Arms of the City of London cypher, almost certainly part of a consignment of ten cast-iron cannon sent for the defence of Culmore in 1620.

 (Giorgio Galeotti Photo)

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 9.  Demi-Culverin, Vintners of London cypher.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 10.  Demi-Culverin, Salters of London cypher.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 11.  Demi-Culverin, Fishmongers of London cypher.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 12.  Demi-Culverin, Mercers of London cypher.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 13.  Demi-Culverin, Grocers of London cypher.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 14.  Demi-Culverin, Merchant Taylors of London cypher.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 15.  Demi-Culverin, Merchant Taylors of London cypher.

 (SeanMack Photo)

 (Nicholas Raymond Photo)

Cast Iron 6-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 16.  Produced between c. 1773 and 1796 by John Wilkinson at Bersham, North Wales.

 (Gav Connolly Photo)

 (Romeparis Photo)

Cast Iron 6-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 17.  Produced between c. 1773 and 1796 by John Wilkinson at Bersham, North Wales.

  (National Library of Ireland Photo)

Roaring Meg, named because of its ferocious sound in battle, was used during the Siege of Derry. One account of the famous cannon from the time of the Siege in the Seventeenth Century said: "The noise of its discharge was more terrifying than the contents of the charge to the enemy." The barrel of the cannon bears the inscription 'Fishmongers London 1642,' marking the fact that the cannon was one of 24 cannon sent to the Derry by the City of London and the London Companies after the 1641 siege.

Grey Point Fort, Helens Bay, County Down, Northern Ireland

 (Nick Photo)

Ordnance QF 25-pounder field gun.

(Nick Photo)

Breechloading 6-inch Mk. VII Gun on a Mk. II(L) CP Garrison Mounting No. 1 and No. 2 of 2, Crawfordsburn County Park.

Lisburn, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

  (Notafly Photos)

 (Ardfern Photos)

Russian Cast Iron 24-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, a Crimean War Trophy mounted on an iron garrison carriage.  This gun was captured at Sebastopol and presented to the city in 1858.  It is on display in the Castle gardens, Castle Street.

Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland

 (Ardfern Photo)

Russian Cast Iron 24-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, (Serial No. unknown) on the left trunnion, possibly by Foullon at Alexandrovski, with double-headed Eagle on the barrel, mounted on an iron garrison gun carriage.  This gun is a war trophy from the Crimean War, 1854-1855.  Armagh Down Bridge, Bank Parade.

 (P Flanagan Photo)

Cast Iron possible 12-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun on a wood stand, roadside marker, A2 Newry to Warrenpoint Road.