Crumlin Road Gaol Belfast
Regenerating Crumlin Road Gaol
Gaol Visitor Attraction and Conference Centre
Today the Gaol is a multi-use venue hosting conferences, concerts, exhibitions, events and daily tours. The site is also used as a film set and for hosting competitions and civic events. Since the Visitor Attraction & Conference Centre, operated by Belfast Tours Ltd, opened to the public on 19 November 2012, over 795,000 people have visited the site for a tour or to attend an event. Cuff's Bar & Grill, a fully licensed restaurant opened in 2016.
A Wing development
Belfast Distillery Company Ltd. anticipate recommencing work in the autumn of 2018 to create a Boutique Distillery and Whiskey Visitor Attraction in A Wing of the Gaol. This attraction will present the history of the once famous “McConnell” Belfast-based whiskey brand and the whiskey-making process. The company is working to be open to the public by early 2020 anticipates attracting over 150,000 visitors a year.
Crumlin Road Gaol development opportunities
DfI will, in October 2018, be marketing the opportunity to develop D Wing, the Cottages and the Hospital / Dental Unit at the Crumlin Road Gaol site.
The Department will be seeking development proposals for these buildings to the further enhance the site and contribute to employment and economic benefits as well as encouraging the development of better connections with the city centre and physical improvement in this area of north Belfast.
St Lucia Site Omagh
St Lucia is a former military base in Omagh gifted to the Executive under the Hillsborough Agreement 2010. The walled Historic Core (consisting of a Parade Ground and administration and service buildings) currently remains in the ownership of the Ministry of Defence. Work is on-going to identify the best approach for bringing St. Lucia back into active use.
If you have any queries on either Crumlin Road Gaol or the St Lucia site please contact the Crumlin Road Gaol Regeneration Team.