Historic Larne Town Hall features in European Heritage Open Days
As part of the 2015 European Heritage Open Days (EHOD), Larne Town Hall is opening its doors to the public next weekend. The Victorian building in Upper Cross Street will be open for everyone to call in and visit on Saturday 12 September between 10.30am and 3.30pm. Larne’s McGarel Town Hall is a high Victorian Gothic building with a clock tower. It is listed as a grade B+ building due to its architectural merit and individual design. Charles McGarel – a highly successful sugar trader from Larne – proposed a lasting legacy, the McGarel Town Hall. Building work commenced in 1869 and the completed building was officially handed over to community trustees in August 1870 at a celebratory banquet attended by 150 guests. It was extensively refurbished by Larne Borough Council in 2012 and is now managed by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council for all the people of the Borough. The building provides two large public rooms, The McGarel Hall and the Wilson Room as well as the Mayor’s Parlour; all these facilities will be open to view and information about the history and refurbishment of the building will be provided.
There is no need to book and there will be light refreshments available for visitors.