This trail is named after Dwight D. Eisenhower and it covers the counties of Fermanagh and Tyrone. Use the map above to navigative through the sites on the Eisenhower Trail, or scroll down and follow the link to our additional sites for the enthusiasts, which are not included on the main trail itinerary.
Eisenhower was known to his friends as ‘Ike’ and served as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during the Second World War, commanding the D-Day landings in June 1944. In December that year, Eisenhower was promoted to the highest rank in the American army – General of the Army. After the war he became the very popular 34th President of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961.
Eisenhower visited Northern Ireland in May 1944 to inspect the American troops in the lead up to the allied invasion of Europe.
“It was here in Northern Ireland that the American Army first began to concentrate for our share in the attack upon the citadel of continental Europe. From here started the long, hard march to Allied Victory. Without Northern Ireland I do not see how the American forces could have concentrated to begin the invasion of Europe.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Visitor Information In County Fermanagh
Enniskillen Visitor Information Centre
T : 028 6632 3110
Visitor Information In Country Tyrone
Cookstown Visitor Information Centre
Burn Road, BT80 8DN
T : 028 8676 9949
Dungannon Visitor Information Centre
Hill of the O’Neil
26 Market Square
T : 028 8772 8600
Omagh Visitor Information Centre
Strule Arts Centre
T : 028 8224 7831
Strabane Visitor Information Centre
The Alley Arts and Conference Centre
1A Railyway Street, BT82 8EF
T : 028 7138 4444