J3374 : The Exchange and Assembly Rooms

taken 13 years ago, near to Belfast County Borough, Shankill, Ballymacarret, Cliftonville and Skegoneill, Northern Ireland

The Exchange and Assembly Rooms
The Exchange and Assembly Rooms
The Exchange and Assembly Rooms building dates from 1769 but owes its present appearance to changes by Charles Lanyon in 1845.

The building is most famous for hosting the Harp festival of July 1792 and, in the aftermath of the 1798 rebellion, the Assembly Rooms were pressed into service as courtrooms for the trial of rebel leader Henry Joy McCracken of the Antrim United Irishmen, who was subsequently hanged in public exhibition in the High Street.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 4 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 4 July, 2007
Building of civic importance   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 33983 74483 [1m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.0485N 5:55.6517W
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Irish: geotagged! J 33983 74483
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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