Georgian Bricks and Belfast Mortals: Belfast and its Charitable Society by Dr Éamon Phoenix | Belfast Charitable Society 270 years
January 26, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm| £5.00
***Please note tickets for this event are no longer available***
Join us via Zoom as we mark the 270th anniversary of Belfast Charitable Society with a special discussion with Sir Ronnie Weatherup and Dr Éamon Phoenix who will examine Belfast’s oldest charity through its buildings, people and influence across the centuries.
Set up by the philanthropic merchants of the town, the Belfast Charitable Society & its home in Clifton House has survived some of the most turbulent periods in Irish history! The Belfast Poor House originally looked after the poor and sick of Belfast and thousands of people: young and old; local citizens and passing sailors, all sought sanctuary within its walls. Behind the scenes was a group of people who were perceived as ‘a hot bed of radicals’ yet they were instrumental in the development of Belfast – challenging eighteenth century beliefs on slavery, reform and society – ultimately spearheading rebellion!
This event follows the Belfast Charitable Society AGM and is free for members. Tickets for the public are available below.
Please note Zoom codes will be sent out on the morning of the event to the email address provided at registration.