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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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Project Development Officer (Heritage and Archive) Fixed Term Contact to Sept 2019 (with possibility of extension dependent on funding)

By |March 12th, 2018|

Please click on the link to view the job description for his new exciting post at Clifton House Heritage Centre.

https://communityni.org/job/project-development-officer-heritage-and-archive-fixed-term-contact-sept-2019-possibility

New job opportunities at Clifton House Heritage Centre

By |March 12th, 2018|

Clifton House Heritage Centre have a new post for a Project Support Officer.

Please follow the link to apply read the job description and apply.

https://communityni.org/job/project-support-officer-fixed-term-contact-sept-2019-possibility-extension-dependent-funding

Thursday 1st March postponed due to expected adverse weather conditions

By |February 28th, 2018|

Due to the expected weather conditions we have taken the decision to postpone the talk “Women, the War,the Vote and the Irish Revolution”.

This talk will take place on Thursday 15th March.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused and please call us if you need further information on 028 90 997022.

Thanks for your understanding.

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 […]

1818 Belfast – A 200 Year Old Story

By |January 5th, 2018|

The Belfast Charitable Society holds a vast archive covering its activities from its foundation in 1752 to the present day. This year we will be continuing to use a variety of material from our archives to give you a sense of what the Poor House and Belfast were like 200 years ago in 1818.

By the […]