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Belfast in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
 

Donegall Square North

City Centre

 
 
Donegall Square North Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 12, 2019
1. Donegall Square North Marker
Inscription.  

The splendid vista of the City Hall (1906) dominates the view from here, but it is by no means the only building of architectural or cultural merit to be seen. Take a circuit around the City Hall and discover some of the highlights of Donegall Squares North, East, South and West.

The Linen Hall Library, founded in 1788, has occupied its current building on Donegall Square North since 1888. It houses one of the most renowned collections of Irish material in the world. Beside it runs Fountain Street, where for many years, spring water was distributed to the townsfolk from barrels carried in by donkeys. Continue on to Castle Street then turn into Chapel Lane to see St. Mary's Chapel (1784), the first Catholic Church in the city.

Follow Wellington Place towards Royal Belfast Academical Institution (1814) on College Square East. Then either proceed along College Avenue and Divis Street to St. Peter's Cathedral (1866), the mother church of the Diocese of Down & Connor, or, proceed up Great Victoria Street to see the Grand Opera House (1895), then call in for refreshments at the Crown Bar (1885).

Alternatively, head for Donegall Place

Donegall Square North Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 12, 2019
2. Donegall Square North Marker
Looking west along Wellington Place
and Royal Academy for some first class shopping.

[Illustration captions, from top to bottom, read]
Royal Belfast Academical Institution

St. Peter's Cathedral

Crown Bar
 
Erected by the City of Belfast.
 
Location. 54° 35.837′ N, 5° 55.909′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in County Antrim. Marker is at the intersection of Wellington Place/Donegall Square North (Northern Ireland Route A1) and Donegall Square West, on the left when traveling east on Wellington Place/Donegall Square North. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18 Donegall Square North, Belfast, Northern Ireland BT1 5GB, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Russell (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Carnduff (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Daniel Dixon Bart [Baronet] (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Donegall Square North (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Belfast City Hall (about 90 meters away); Korean War Memorial (about 90 meters away); Frederick Temple (about 120 meters away); James Joseph Magennis (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belfast.
 
Also see . . .
1. Belfast City Hall. (Submitted on May 23, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)

Linen Hall Library Building image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 12, 2019
3. Linen Hall Library Building
Entrance to right of Hotel Chocolat

2. Linen Hall Library. (Submitted on May 23, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. St. Mary's Chapel, Belfast. (Submitted on May 23, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The Royal Belfast Academical Institution. (Submitted on May 23, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Saint Peter's Cathedral, Belfast. (Submitted on May 23, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
6. Grand Opera House, Belfast. (Submitted on May 23, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
7. The Crown Bar, Belfast. (Submitted on May 23, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Belfast City Hall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 12, 2019
4. Belfast City Hall
View from across Donegall Square North
Grand Opera House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
5. Grand Opera House
The Crown Bar image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
6. The Crown Bar
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 23, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5, 6. submitted on May 13, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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