Sunday, November 4, 2012

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Northern Whig, Belfast

Construction began on this building in 1817 for the Northern Whig Club, a group formed in 1791 by the Society of United Irishmen, with members including Henry Joy McCracken and Theobald Wolfe Tone. In the early 20th century, the Northern Whig Newspaper occupied the premises, and it is now a bar/restaurant owned by Botanic Inns.

Incidentally, McCracken was tried and hanged at the Assembly Rooms, directly across from where this building was later built, in 1798. 

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