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Due to the updated guidance on Covid-19, this event has been postponed until further notice. 


Mary Ann McCracken (1770-1866) was an abolitionist, social reformer and philanthropist. However, she is too often cast in the shadow of her brother, Henry Joy McCracken, the executed United Irishman.

Mary Ann’s temperament and tenacity enabled her to make a real difference in the issues closest to her heart, from children’s education, to women’s employment and the anti-slavery movement. Mary Ann McCracken pressed for progress both within the walls of the Poor House, in Belfast and beyond.

Mary Ann lived through some of the most turbulent years of Irish history, so come and hear about this remarkable woman’s life, her legacy and relevance today.

Free but donations appreciated