Great Place/ Great People: William Drennan

Great Place/ Great People: William Drennan

Portrait of William Drennan Drennan was born in Rosemary Street, Belfast in 1754 to an important Presbyterian family; his father was the Presbyterian Minister and political reformist Thomas Drennan. William followed in his father’s early footsteps by pursuing a...
A Street Through Time: Clifton Street Cemetery

A Street Through Time: Clifton Street Cemetery

In 1776 the original St Anne’s Parish Church opened for worship, sitting were Belfast Cathedral now stands, however burials in the town continued to take place at the old Corporation Church (now St George’s Church, High Street). However, the Corporation Graveyard was...
A Street Through Time: Clifton House

A Street Through Time: Clifton House

Clifton House on map of Clifton Street In 1752, 19 leading members of the emerging Belfast mercantile class formed the Belfast Charitable Society. The gentlemen were concerned for the welfare of Belfast’s poor, with little-to-no existing framework for their care. The...
Look North: The North Belfast Festival

Look North: The North Belfast Festival

Look North: The North Belfast Festival 2022 We’re very excited to announce that something exciting is coming in 2022! We are all guilty of overlooking what’s right on our doorstep, but it’s about time we celebrated North Belfast! This debut festival is a...