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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 […]

Ulster Historical Foundation Welcome Dinner

By |September 6th, 2016|

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 […]

Lost Memories in the Attic

By |August 31st, 2016|

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 […]

Mary Ann McCracken Event Guide

By |July 26th, 2016|

Tuesday 26th July 2016 – Launch Event

Venue: Linenhall Library

Time: 1.00pm

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.

Cost: Free

Friday 12th August 2016 […]

World Heritage Day

By |April 18th, 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) […]

John Davis of Windsor

By |April 1st, 2016|

This John Davis Clock sits in the main hallway of Clifton House. We hadn’t been sure how it had ended up in Clifton House.

John Davis of Windsor was a multi-generational clock maker from Windsor and they were hugely successful clock-makers and locksmiths. The supplied locks and clocks to Eton College and Baylis House in Slough. […]

Mary Ann McCracken & The Poor House

By |February 29th, 2016|

International Women’s Day 2016

We are holding a presentation next Tuesday 8th March at 11.00am with tea, coffee and scones looking at Mary Ann McCracken and her significant role in caring for the children of the Poor House.

The presentation will be delivered by Louise Canavan, the Society’s Archivist and will last for around one hour allowing […]