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Culture Night Belfast – 2017

By |September 19th, 2017|

Now in its ninth year, Culture Night Belfast 2017 is promising to be the biggest and best yet.  It is thought that up to 100,000 people could attend over 300 free events in the city.  Clifton House is delighted to be taking part this year with a programme of events which embraces the historic importance […]

Loan from Building Better Futures Fund assists North Belfast Charity to continue to provide vital counselling services

By |September 12th, 2017|

Launched in 2010, Jigsaw Community Counselling Centre seeks to improve the lives of those living in North Belfast through the provision of a caring, professional and confidential counselling service. Each year up to 1,700 clients benefit from Jigsaw’s services which includes schools counselling, mentoring and art therapy. The organisation has acquired a loan facility from […]

265 Years of the Belfast Charitable Society

By |August 28th, 2017|

The Belfast Charitable Society’s members conducted a walking tour of the streets of Belfast, in honour of their 265th birthday, on today, 28th August 2017. It was led by social and political historian, Dr Eamon Phoenix. The walking tour offered an insight into the founding fathers of Belfast and the impact they and the Belfast Charitable Society had had […]

#OTD 1944 – A Wedding Party

By |August 17th, 2017|

On this day in 1944, staff and members of the Belfast Charitable Society were treated to a first in the long history of the Society – a marriage of residents! John Bloomer, aged 82, had requested to marry another resident, Miss Frances Ashe, aged 64 in July 1944. It was the first time such […]

National Allotment Week 2017

By |August 15th, 2017|

Allotments are a valuable resource to individuals and community groups who take immense pride in their up keep and produce. This National Allotment Week gives us the opportunity to have a look at the allotments and gardens at the Poor House and how they were used to benefit the residents.

The Belfast Charitable Society knew how […]

#OTD 1874 – Edward Benn Passed Away

By |August 3rd, 2017|

Edward Benn was born in Tandragee, County Armagh, in 1798. Edward and his brother George and began working in the brewing trade in Downpatrick, County Down. Later they moved to the Glenravel estate in Antrim where they distilled potatoes. They also made their fortune through iron ore which was found in the hills […]

#OTD 1771 – The Foundation Stone of the Poor House is Laid

By |August 1st, 2017|

On 1st August 1771 Stewart Banks, Sovereign of Belfast, laid the foundation stone of the new Poor House. He lived next door to the Donegal Arms Hotel in Castle Place, a place where the Belfast Charitable Society regularly met prior to the opening of the Poor House. The Newsletter reported the momentous occasion of […]

North Belfast community care organisation to benefit from Building Better Futures Loan Fund

By |August 1st, 2017|

Founded in 1983, 174 Trust is a community care organisation committed to helping build a “strong, just and peaceful society” in North Belfast and beyond. The Trust’s award winning facility, the Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts, provides a safe, shared and inclusive community space from which they deliver a variety of valuable services including […]

#OTD1866 – The Passing Of Mary Ann McCracken

By |July 26th, 2017|

On this day in 1866 the people of Belfast learnt of the death of Mary Ann McCracken. She had lived through some of the most turbulent years of Irish history including the 1798 rebellion, the Great Famine and the Industrial Revolution. Passing away aged 96, Mary Ann lived into a period where photography was becoming […]

#OTD 1798 – The Hanging of Henry Joy McCracken

By |July 17th, 2017|

It was on 8th July 1798 Henry Joy McCracken was recognised by Carrickfergus Yeoman and arrested for his part in the 1798 Rebellion. He had been on his way to a ship at Carrickfergus which was going to take him to a new life in America, but it was not to be. When […]