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Monthly Archives: February 2016

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Mary Ann McCracken & The Poor House

By |February 29th, 2016|

International Women’s Day 2016

We are holding a presentation next Tuesday 8th March at 11.00am with tea, coffee and scones looking at Mary Ann McCracken and her significant role in caring for the children of the Poor House.

The presentation will be delivered by Louise Canavan, the Society’s Archivist and will last for around one hour allowing […]

International Women’s Day 2016

By |February 19th, 2016|

We are currently organising an event to coincide with International Women’s Day on 8th March 2016.  Women were very important to the running of Belfast Poor House, whether it was Mrs Corruthers, who was a Superintendent or Mary Anne McCracken who was a member of the Ladies Committee.  The women who came to the House […]

Tales From The Archive

By |February 12th, 2016|

I found this letter this morning tucked into one of our Children’s Admission Books.  William John Delaney was admitted to the Poor House on 12th December 1876.  His case was considered on 9th December 1876 despite a motion being raised to suspend all child admissions due to lack of funds.  The motion was defeated and […]

Medical Care In Belfast

By |February 11th, 2016|

Dr A.G. Malcolm published a book in 1851 called “History of the General Hospital.”  It is amazing to see how the medical care in Belfast grew from such humble roots and with the determination and tenacity of a relatively small number of men and women.  The infirmary at the Poor House was the only medical […]

World Cancer Day

By |February 4th, 2016|

On #worldcancerday we celebrate the Belfast Charitable Society’s significant donation and support for Northern Ireland Hospice. BCS made a £250,000 donation to NI Hospice’s new Education and Research Centre which is set to open this Spring.

The donation will be invested into specific education and projects focussing on dementia and a Holistic Dementia Palliative Care […]

The New Burying Ground & Belfast Charitable Society Archive

By |February 3rd, 2016|

On Friday 3rd March 1779 The New Burying Ground was formally announced to the public.  “The Public are now informed that the Burying Ground near the Poor House is now ready, and that Messers. Robert Stevenson, William Clark, and John Caldwell are appointed to agree with such persons who wish to take lots.” It was […]

The Role of the Orderly

By |February 2nd, 2016|

The Orderly was a member of the Belfast Charitable Society and the committee which ran Belfast Poor House.  They were appointed each week as an unpaid Superintendent to check and report back on every element of the house.  They attended the infirmary, the house, the school and kitchen and made the decisions on the everyday […]