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1894 – Great Northern Hotel, Bundoran, Co. Donegal

Architect: Sir Thomas Drew

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The opening of the Enniskillen and Bundoran Railway (E&BR) in 1868 connected Bundoran with Ireland’s growing railway network and made the town more accessible from Belfast, and Dublin. The Great Northern Railway operated the line from 1876 and absorbed the company in 1896. By the end of the 19th century it had become one of the main seaside resorts in Ulster. Hotels and lodging houses were opened around the town and the GNR built the Great Northern Hotel, one of Bundoran’s best-known landmarks.