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President’s Talks Series 2024

Clifton House is one of the oldest and most beautiful buildings in Belfast. 2024 is an important year as we celebrate 250 years since its doors first opened as a Poorhouse in 1774.

Not only has this remarkable example of Irish Georgiana evolved and adapted through the years, but it has also had a tangible impact on its environs.

Join Marcus Patton OBE for a lecture which will chart the early development and architecture of Clifton House and its surroundings from 1774-1880.

Marcus Patton is a retired architect, historian, and former chairman of the Historic Buildings Council. He is the author of several publications including the important Central Belfast – An Historical Gazetteer (1993) and was made an Academician of the RUA in 2015.

For in-person and online-stream tickets please use the button below to register via Visit Belfast.

*Please note that Zoom links for the online stream will be emailed 24-hours before the event.

This year, as part of our 250th Anniversary celebrations, Belfast Charitable Society hope to use our talks and events to help raise funds for our on going philanthropic work, therefore we will be offering these free, with a ‘pay what you can’ donation. All funds raised will be used to support those most in need. Thank you in advance for your support