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Site Visit – Redhall Mill, Ballycarry

Inside the old mill (circa 1835) on the Redhall (Red Hall) estate just outside Ballycarry lie a remarkable secret from WW2. During the war, as huge swathes of American troops descended on Northern Ireland, large volumes of accommodation was taken over to accommodate the new visitors. One of these buildings was the Redhall Mill. On the upper floors, painted on the walls, like unique images as testament to the close relationships formed between troops on both sides of the Atlantic. The Mill has also been used extensively in the HBO series, Game of Thrones.

It should be noted that the Mill is on private property, the upper floors are in a dangerous state of disrepair and I believe that this paintwork is protected. These photographs were taken in 2012 while working on site.