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Belleek in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
 

Donegal Corridor

 
 
Donegal Corridor Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 20, 2012
1. Donegal Corridor Marker
Inscription.

During the Second World War (1939-1945) Sunderland and Catalina Flying Boats from RAF Castle Archdale were given permission by the neutral Irish Free State government to fly along the River Erne between Belleek and Ballyshannon. This was known as the Donegal Corridor. Young airmen flew out to the mid-Atlantic to give protection to shipping convoys. A number of planes crashed in the locality.

This plaque is in memory of the airmen and seamen from America, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Britain and Ireland who lost their lives in the Battle of the Atlantic.
 
Location. 54° 28.751′ N, 8° 5.639′ W. Marker is in Belleek, Northern Ireland, in County Fermanagh. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (A47) and the entrance to the Belleek Pottery Factory, on the left when traveling north on Main Street (A47). Click for map. Marker is on the northern end of the bridge over the River Erne. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 Main Street, Belleek, Northern Ireland BT93 3FY, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 21 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Belleek (a few steps from this marker); The Enamel Grindstone (within shouting distance of this marker); The Franciscan Friary of Donegal
Donegal Corridor Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 20, 2012
2. Donegal Corridor Marker
The Republic of Ireland in background, across the River Erne
(approx. 19.1 kilometers away in Ireland); Donegal Friary / Mainistir Dhún na nGall (approx. 19.2 kilometers away in Ireland); "The Frenchman's Anchor" (approx. 19.3 kilometers away in Ireland); Donegal Castle / Caisleán Dhún na nGall (approx. 19.6 kilometers away in Ireland); Donegal Castle (approx. 19.6 kilometers away in Ireland).
 
Also see . . .
1. The Donegal corridor and the Battle of the Atlantic. (Submitted on March 23, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Donegal Corridor during the Second World War (O'Loughlin). (Submitted on March 23, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. WW2 Cataling flying boats return to Fermanagh base (BBC 2011). (Submitted on March 23, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 376 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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