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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

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Aaron is the Heritage & Marketing Assistant at Clifton House.

246th Annual General Meeting for Belfast Charitable Society

By |January 26th, 2018|

The 246th Annual General Meeting of the Belfast Charitable Society was held on 24th January 2018.  It was an evening for recounting some of the great successes of the Society and its subsidiaries, Clifton House and Clifton Care Home in the last twelve months.  It was also an opportunity to elect our new President, Sir […]

1818 Belfast – A 200 Year Old Story

By |January 5th, 2018|

The Belfast Charitable Society holds a vast archive covering its activities from its foundation in 1752 to the present day. This year we will be continuing to use a variety of material from our archives to give you a sense of what the Poor House and Belfast were like 200 years ago in 1818.

By the […]

135th Annual Benn Dinner 2017

By |December 13th, 2017|

MORE than a century later, Clifton House Care Home continues to honour the wishes of Belfast Historian George Benn, a renowned philanthropist, who bequeathed to the Belfast Charitable Society a sum of £1000 to always provide a special dinner for the residents of the Poor House at Christmas.

Today Clifton House Residential Home observed this fine tradition for […]

Celebrating the Decade of Centenaries at Clifton House – Dates For Your Diary

By |December 8th, 2017|

2018 will see the launch of a Spring lecture series at Clifton House presented by Dr Eamon Phoenix and guests.  This series has been made possible by funding from Belfast Charitable Society and the Good Relations Council at Belfast City Council.

The Decade of Centenaries has provided an opportunity for a broad variety to people to learn, […]

Christmas At The Poor House

By |December 1st, 2017|

Every year Christmas seems to be getting bigger and bigger with decorations in the shops from September and the introduction of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales from North America. However, a Georgian Christmas was an equally, if not more elaborate affair, based around saints and feast days. The Georgian Christmas period began on St […]

#Giving Tuesday

By |November 28th, 2017|

#Giving Tuesday was launched in the UK in 2014, following on from Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it is a designated day where focus is placed upon giving to charity.  This giving can take many different forms; baking for a cake sale, making craft items to sell, donating to charity shops or charitable organisations, tweeting in […]

“Minding The Children”

By |November 24th, 2017|

As we remember this month the first child admitted to the Poor House in November 1775 we also look at how the Belfast Charitable Society managed the children who were left in their care.

Admitting children was not without it’s perils and the archives record the first major incident involving children running riot in the house […]

Children’s Month at The Poor House

By |November 20th, 2017|

When people think of the Poor House in Belfast, one of the first things that comes to mind is the children who came through our doors. The month of November was a significant month for the children in the care of the Belfast Charitable Society. In November 1775, the first child arrived at the Poor […]

Social Enterprise Day 2017

By |November 16th, 2017|

A social enterprise is like any other business in that it works to deliver goods and services to make a profit. The difference is that they are driven by their social and environmental purposes and any profit made is reinvested towards achieving these purposes.  Today, the government defines social enterprises as “businesses with primarily social […]

Tour Guide Training Completed at Clifton House

By |November 14th, 2017|

Three new volunteers have completed their Heritage, Hospitality and Tour Guide training this week at Clifton House.   Jessica Barreda, Emma Corry and Michael Fryer attended five weeks of training to get them ready for leading tours of Belfast’s original Poor House.

Clifton House is an events and heritage venue which is a social enterprise, ensuring that any […]