Mooney’s Bar, Cornmarket, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Mooney's Bar was a popular city centre haunt for people from Belfast, Co. Antrim for many years. In this bar in 1939 a very important document was signed.

Mooney's Bar

1-3 Arthur Street

Belfast

Co. Antrim

BT1 4FB

United Kingdom

In May 1939, Barney Hurwitz, President of the Belfast Hebrew Congregation and a farmer from Millisle, Co. Down named Lawrence Gorman signed an important document over a drink in Mooney's Bar.

That document was the lease of what would become a refugee settlement at Ballyrolly House, Millisle, Co. Down. Leo Scop and Maurice Solomon from the Belfast Jewish Community also negotiated the lease.

References

History Ireland

Categories

Co. Antrim

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