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Christmas in the Poorhouse (Clifton House Tour)

Clifton House 2 North Queen Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Belfast

Christmas in the Poorhouse (Clifton House Tour) Using original research from our archives, our experienced tour guides will tell the story of those responsible for bringing some festive cheer into the house in the 1800s and how Christmas traditions developed throughout the centuries. The tour will be interwoven with our augmented reality allowing you to step back in time and see how Clifton House looked in the 18th and 19th centuries. From festive foods to the fight for the children to have Christmas as a holiday, the tour will feature numerous stories from our past, before bringing you back to the present. [...]

Making Croppies Lie Down: Loyalist Remembering and Forgetting of the 1798 Rebellion, with Professor Guy Beiner

President’s Talks Series 2023 Making Croppies Lie Down: Loyalist Remembering and Forgetting of the 1798 Rebellion Ulster loyalism is known for its commemorative culture and yet the triumph over the United Irishmen in the 1798 rebellion does not feature prominently in unionist remembrance. Contrary to common assumptions, history is not always written by the victors, and sometimes it is even forgotten by them! The talk will unravel and interrogate this puzzling case of ‘self-forgetting’. Guy Beiner is the Sullivan Chair of Irish Studies at Boston College. His books Remembering the Year of the French: Irish Folk History and Social Memory (University of Wisconsin [...]

Christmas in the Poorhouse (Clifton House Tour)

Clifton House 2 North Queen Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Belfast

Using original research from our archives, our experienced tour guides will tell the story of those responsible for bringing some festive cheer into the house in the 1800s and how Christmas traditions developed throughout the centuries.

Christmas in the Poorhouse (Clifton House Tour)

Clifton House 2 North Queen Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Belfast

Christmas in the Poorhouse (Clifton House Tour) Using original research from our archives, our experienced tour guides will tell the story of those responsible for bringing some festive cheer into the house in the 1800s and how Christmas traditions developed throughout the centuries. The tour will be interwoven with our augmented reality allowing you to step back in time and see how Clifton House looked in the 18th and 19th centuries. From festive foods to the fight for the children to have Christmas as a holiday, the tour will feature numerous stories from our past, before bringing you back to the present. [...]