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 […]
Belfast City Council has designated October as Positive Ageing Month, however, here at Clifton House we like to think that we are positive about ageing every month. This morning we had some of the residents from Clifton Care Home into Clifton Heritage Centre for a great morning of tea, chat and history. The residents heard […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Last night we welcomed over 50 overseas delegates as part of the Ulster Historical Foundation’s Family History Conference. The popularity of this conference is growing and is now held twice a year to meet demand. The meal was catered by Loaf, a social enterprise based in Belfast. Loaf Catering provides training and work experience placements […]
Belfast Charitable Society, owners of Clifton House Residential Home, need your help !
Whilst archiving historic documents, staff of the Society uncovered twenty seven paintings of former residents of Clifton Residential Home and wish to return them to their families.
It is believed the paintings were painted between 1940 – 1980 by the well-known, respected artist and […]
Tuesday 26th July 2016 – Launch Event
Venue: Linenhall Library
Event: Lecture by John Gray on the Life of Mary Ann McCracken Description: John Gray, former Librarian of the Linen Hall Library, asks why social reformer Mary Ann McCracken (1770-1866), above all other women of her time, remains in the public eye.
Friday 12th August 2016 […]
The International Day for Monuments and Sites(World Heritage Day) is held on 18 April each year around the world with different types of activities, including visits to monuments and heritage sites, conferences, round tables and newspaper articles. The International Day for Monuments and Sites was proposed by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) […]