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245th Annual General Meeting

By |January 27th, 2017|

Wednesday 25th January saw the 245th Annual General Meeting of the Belfast Charitable Society at Clifton House. It was an event tinged with sadness as our wonderful President Lady Moyra Quigley decided to stand down from her role in the Belfast Charitable Society. She has been an ardent supporter of the work of the Society […]

Belfast 200 Years Ago

By |January 6th, 2017|

The archive at Clifton House is unique, vast and covers the activities of the Belfast Charitable Society from its foundation in 1752 to the present day. This year we will be using a variety of material from our archives to give you a sense of what the Poor House and Belfast were like 200 years […]

Christmas in the Poor House

By |December 9th, 2016|

Christmas in the Georgian period was an elaborate affair running from St Nicholas’s Day (6th December) to Twelfth Night (6th January). Presents were exchanged between friends and family on St Nicholas’s Day, whilst the wealthy would also give gifts to their servants, staff and the deserving poor on St Stephen’s Day. These Christmas boxes gave […]

Times They Are A-Changing!

By |November 22nd, 2016|

After years of keeping time, albeit the wrong one Belfast Charitable Society, owners of Clifton House, are delighted to set up back on track.

Last seen abseiling down the face of Big Ben, the Cumbria Clock Company are usually at home servicing Salisbury Cathedral, Hampton Court Palace, or Manchester Town Hall, but are here to put […]

More Families Reunited

By |October 19th, 2016|

Following on from the wonderful response we had in relation to our portraits and the quest to reunite them, we are delighted to confirm another one is returning home.  Carson McMullan contacted us at Clifton House when the first appeal went out to say he was almost certain one of the portraits was his grandmother, […]

Lost & Now Found

By |October 17th, 2016|

A number of weeks ago we published details of portraits which we had found in the attic of Clifton House.  They were painted by Tobias Everard Spence who was a member of the Belfast Charitable Society and served as its President for a number of years.  We have been busy collating the names which were […]

Mobile Volunteering Works Wonders for Local Charities

By |October 12th, 2016|

The Volunteer Now Mobile Volunteering Project, funded by the Belfast Charitable Society, through the Barbour Fund has helped to create 495 volunteer hours for various local charities across Northern Ireland. This project has given the charities access to additional support to produce or package promotional goods, count money or carry out minor administrative tasks which […]

Remembering Mary Ann McCracken

By |October 10th, 2016|

The 29th July 2016 marked the 150th anniversary of the death of one of Belfast’s truly remarkable women. Mary Ann McCracken was a social reformer whose work, philanthropy and courage continues to have a lasting legacy on the social, political and economic landscape of Belfast today. She worked tirelessly to help many people suffering from […]

A New Partnership In Philanthropy

By |October 6th, 2016|

Today saw the launch of a partnership of old and new which will work to encourage, promote and inspire philanthropy. We, Belfast Charitable Society and Giving NI have come together bringing years of experience and skills and creating opportunities through a three year programme of events to grow philanthropy in its many forms. Our partnership […]

The Barbour Fund & Engage With Age

By |September 14th, 2016|

The Society, through its Barbour Fund hosted a wide ranging group of older men from East Belfast on a tour of Clifton House and Graveyard on Monday.  The men’s group was facilitated by Engage with Age.

Belfast Charitable Society delivers the Barbour Fund which has aims to, increase confidence and self-esteem of older people, improve the […]