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On this day 1754 Dr William Drennan was born in Rosemary Lane

By |May 23rd, 2018|

Dr William Drennan was born on 23rd May 1754, two years after the foundation of the Belfast Charitable Society. He later went on to be a famous obstetrician and was responsible for pioneering small pox inoculations in the Poor House. Drennan  was also a poet, and social reformer and was the first to call Ireland […]

“In a Blue Velvet Dress”: The Inspiration behind an Irish Ghost Story

By |May 14th, 2018|

On Friday 11th May Clifton House hosted a special ‘Plots and Plotters’ tour of Clifton House and Clifton Street Cemetery, looking at the radicals of Belfast in the late 1700s, in association with the Linen Hall Library to mark their 230th anniversary.  Prior to the tour commencing Monica Cash, deputy librarian, presented Clifton House with […]

The Poor House & the Irish Potato Famine (May 1846)

By |May 8th, 2018|

The devastation wrought by the Irish Potato Famine/ Great Hunger led to the hospitals and other charitable organisations in Belfast coming under immense pressure by May 1846. In order to cope with the demand these institutions came together to help relieve the sick and destitute.

In early May 1846 it was decided that the Poor House […]

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Another find from the attic in Clifton House

By |April 20th, 2018|

It is that time of year again when we can see a stretch in the evenings, and the thought goes through your mind that it is time for a spring clean. Well, the staff at Clifton House were doing their own spring clean, organising some boxes in our attic space and came across an unexpected […]

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International Women’s Day Wednesday 8th March 2018

By |February 21st, 2018|

Clifton House is offering a FREE talk on International Women’s Day on 8th March in Clifton House North Queen Street from 1-2pm. Come and hear more about Mary Ann McCracken. Please call to register your FREE place -028 90 997022

 

Spring Lecture Series Fully Booked

By |February 1st, 2018|

Tonight, 1st February 2017, sees the launch of the Spring Lecture Series at Clifton House.  This has been developed and funded in partnership with Belfast Charitable Society and the Good Relations Unit at Belfast City Council through their Decades of Centenaries Programme.

The talks given by Dr Éamon Phoenix, Professor Laurence Kirkpatrick and Dr Margaret Ward examine […]

Demand For Community Fund Exceeds Expectations

By |January 30th, 2018|

Building Better Futures Fund Reaches £500K Landmark

Demand for loans from an innovative community fund has exceeded all expectations.  In just over six months the ‘Building Better Futures Fund’ has committed over £500K to almost 30 groups across Northern Ireland.

Created by a partnership between Belfast Charitable Society, Building Change Trust and Ulster Community Investment Trust (UCIT), […]

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 […]

The Society Welcomes New President

By |January 25th, 2018|

The Belfast Charitable Society celebrated its 246th Annual General Meeting last night, 24th January.  At this meeting a new President was appointed to represent the Society in the coming years.  The Society were delighted when Sir Ronnie Weatherup agreed to be proposed as our new President.

Sir Ronnie was educated at Queen’s University Belfast. He was […]

Countess of Wessex Opens New Hospice Facility

By |January 24th, 2018|

The new NI Hospice building in Belfast was officially opened by the Countess of Wessex yesterday, Tuesday 23rd January.

Her Royal Highness unveiled a plaque to commemorate the opening of the charity’s dementia-friendly facility which provides specialist palliative care services to people from all over Northern Ireland in Hospice and in the community.

It has 18 private […]