2 North Queen Street BT15 1ES, t. 02890 997022,
Clifton House (1774), Belfast’s oldest working
building, originally looked after the poor and
sick of Belfast. Thousands of people; local
citizens, young and old, to passing sailors,
sought sanctuary within its walls. They were
clothed, fed, educated and empowered to
improve their lives. Behind the scenes were a
group of people perceived as ‘a hot bed of radicals’ yet they were instrumental
in the development of Belfast – challenging C18th beliefs on slavery, reform
and society – ultimately spearheading rebellion! Join our tours and walk in the
footsteps of renowned reformers and hear about the lives of the less privileged.
Visit Clifton Street Cemetery, the resting place of rebels including Mary Ann
and Henry Joy McCracken, Thomas McCabe & William Drennan; poets and
artists; American slaves; wealthy families buried alongside the largest famine
graveyard in Ireland.

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This website was developed with support from Priority 6 (LEADER) of the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.

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