Working as an archivist in heritage

Working as an archivist in heritage

For many people interested in humanities, and history more specifically, it can seem unfeasible to turn that passion into a career. Often, our school years have encouraged us to pursue more ‘practical’ or ‘commercial’ subjects. The archivist...
Student Volunteer Week 2022

Student Volunteer Week 2022

‘A Street Through Time’: Clifton Street North Belfast is an often neglected area of the city, divided by the WestLink road and greatly troubled by the 20th-century sectarian conflict. As such, its streets have been subject to great change. Great Place...
Thomas McCabe: Horologist, Abolitionist & Radical

Thomas McCabe: Horologist, Abolitionist & Radical

St Malachy’s College, Antrim Road, is among the oldest Catholic Diocesan Colleges in Ireland and was first opened to pupils in 1833. The school stands on a plot of land formerly occupied by the ‘Vicinage’. This building ‘consisted of a two-storied, slated house at the...
Belfast Orange Hall: ‘the metropolis of Orangeism’

Belfast Orange Hall: ‘the metropolis of Orangeism’

Engraving of Clifton Street Orange Hall, Belfast News-Letter. This side-elevation view was soon obscured by the Carlisle Memorial Church Hall, now the Indian Community Centre, built in 1888. A familiar feature of the streetscape around Clifton Street is the Belfast...
Quaker Meeting House: Peace, Tolerance and the Troubles

Quaker Meeting House: Peace, Tolerance and the Troubles

The Religious Society of Friends, or Quakerism, was founded by George Fox in the 1640s. The first recorded Quaker meeting in Ireland was held in 1654 at the home of William Edmundson in Lurgan, Co. Armagh. Edmundson, a former Cromwell soldier, soon ventured northwards...