Quaker Meeting House: An Alternative Christmas

Quaker Meeting House: An Alternative Christmas

Today, most Quakers celebrate Christmas with as much enthusiasm as any other Christians. It was not always so. Early Quakers aimed for simplicity and did not mark festivities. Every day was considered sacred – including Christmas Day, which was passed without...
Betty McElnea on Frederick Street Quakers

Betty McElnea on Frederick Street Quakers

Betty McElnea, who is originally from Newry, moved to Belfast whenever she was 18.  Betty is part of the 1500 strong Quaker community in Ireland, joining in her early adult life. Betty McElnea Interview (Long edit) Betty McElnea Interview (Short...
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...
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,...