Despite the vast, rich and yet unique history and heritage of north Belfast, the area is overlooked when it comes to regeneration and tourism opportunities. The positive contribution all of this could make to the wider city tends to be is overshadowed by negative stories that reflect the impact of communities separated and torn apart […]
This week Belfast Charitable Society were delighted to meet with Dr Christopher Stange, Consulate General of Saint Vincent & The Grenadines, to discuss the ongoing work of the Charitable Society and the Mary Ann McCracken Foundation, as well as Dr Stange’s involvement with the Fairtrade movement.
Dr Stange is pictured with Paula Reynolds, Belfast Charitable Society […]
When Clifton House first opened as an interpretive centre in the early part of the new millennium a long term loan agreement was drawn up with National Museums NI. The loan was of three portraits to hang in the historic Board Room of the old Poor House to help tell the story of Belfast […]
This week marks ‘National Apprenticeship Week’ and we thought it would be fitting to look back at the activities of the Belfast Charitable Society, who were earlier pioneers of apprenticeship schemes in the Belfast area.
Between 1841 and 1846 there was never less than 100 children in the Poor House with a peak of 242 at […]
Dr William Drennan was the youngest son of Rev Thomas Drennan, minister of the First Presbyterian Church Belfast, and Anne Lennox. During this period Presbyterians were impacted by the Penal Codes, and as such many ‘sons of the manse’ attended university in Scotland. William Drennan studied arts in Glasgow (1772) and completed his medical studies […]