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Whitehouse & Crumlin Road

On 30th March 2013 members of Dalaradia took part in a historical day out visiting the Whitehouse in Whiteabbey, Newtownabbeys oldest serving house in continued use.

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The White House has nestled on the Northern Shore of Belfast Lough for over 400 years, this building has witnessed many scenes from the sailing ships that carried King Williams armies, the Titanic sailing on her maiden voyage, to the Luftwaffe bombers using Belfast Lough as their gateway into the city.

The White House Preservation Trust has recently embarked on the restoration of this old property.

 

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Afterwards the group continued on a tour of Belfasts Crumlin Road Gaol. The Crumlin Road Gaol dates back to 1845 and closed it’s doors as a working prison in 1996. After extensive renovations the gaol has re opened as a visitor attraction and conference centre.

The group got to experience the conditions former prisoners faced and the history of this iconic landmark.