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Monthly Archives: September 2019

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Revised biography of Mary Ann McCracken launched ahead of 250th Anniversary

By |September 19th, 2019|

Distinguished and respected Irish historian, Professor Marianne Elliott, officially launched a new version of ‘The Life and Times of Mary Ann McCracken – A Belfast Panorama’ at Clifton House this week.

The book, first published by its author, Mary McNeill in 1960, has been republished as part of a number of events to celebrate Mary Ann […]

On This Day 1800: …a threat to the ‘very existence of the institution’.

By |September 19th, 2019|

The Poor House was requisitioned by the military during the 1798 Rebellion and for time afterwards. The Committee were forced to meet in the Exchange Building and other premises during this period. In March 1799 a letter was received from the Inspector General of Barracks.
Belfast 4th Mar: 1799

Gentlemen,
I hereby give notice that the
Poor House occupied […]

Funding Boost For Arts-Based Social Enterprise

By |September 19th, 2019|

A unique social enterprise in Derry is offering art and wellbeing programmes for people with physical, sensory and learning disabilities in order to enable them to develop holistically and to provide them with essential job skills. Each week over 200 people are benefitting from day opportunities and multisensory programmes at Artspace.
Artspace opened in April 2012 […]

Clifton House Autumn Lecture Series: Explorations in Modern Irish History 1919-1969

By |September 16th, 2019|

Our ever popular lecture series returns this November! Belfast Charitable Society, in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, are hosting Explorations in Modern Ireland History (1919-1969), a lecture series which will chart Irish history from the outbreak of the Irish War of Independence through to 1969. Taking in topics as diverse as […]

On This Day 1830: Mary Ann McCracken & the Poor House Nursery School

By |September 11th, 2019|

The Ladies Committee of the Poor House was set up in 1827, following a visit from Elizabeth Fry who inspired the women of the town to become actively involved with Belfast’s various institutions and charities. The initial minutes record that the ladies “beg most earnestly to assure… , that there shall be no interference […]