Christmas in the Poor House

Christmas in the Poor House

Today’s blog post will explore the history of Clifton House, its occupants and how Christmas celebrations changed throughout the years both within and outside the walls! Belfast Charitable Society was founded in 1752 with the aim to open a Poor House and Infirmary....
Volunteer Bank Project

Volunteer Bank Project

Strategic Partners: Volunteer Now; Prince’s Trust. Volunteers are vital for all of the Cluster members. Coordinating volunteers, though, takes time and effort, and members of the Cluster have lots of different capacities for doing this. This project aims to...
Urban Design

Urban Design

Strategic Partners: Department of Communities and Department of Infrastructure, Academy of Urbanism, Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA), Ministerial Advisory Group on Architecture and the Built Environment, Royal Town Planning Institute. The physical...
Frances and Sadie on Clifton House

Frances and Sadie on Clifton House

Frances McLernon (left in photograph) is the Manager of the Clifton House Dementia Unit and has worked there since 1989. Her colleague, Sadie McKeown, is a Senior Care Assistant who has been working at Clifton House since 1991. Frances and Sadie on Clifton House...
Philanthropy: Past & Present

Philanthropy: Past & Present

Many (if not all) of the fifteen organisations comprising the North Belfast Heritage Cluster (NBHC) have engaged in philanthropic activity during their lifespan. Acts of philanthropy – defined as the desire to promote the welfare of others – were, and remain,...