Thursday, June 25, 2009

Daily Postcard : Laharna Hotel, Co. Antrim

This postcard was sent to Great Uncle Fowler in 1913 by someone who simply identified themselves as G. Curry. It shows the wonderfully Edwardian Laharna Hotel which was the pride of the Northern Ireland holiday coast. The hotel was built in 1903 and replaced an earlier hotel which burned down in 1901. As far as I can discover, the Hotel tottered on until the close of the twentieth century when it was finally demolished and replaced by an instantly forgettable glass and concrete structure. This structure retained the Laharna name but as a business venture it seems to be even less successful than the old hotel. The last report I can find dates back to October last year when the apartments were being disposed of in a clearance sale.

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