Meetings & Events



MOnday 12 November 2018


THE LEBANESE ON BOARD TITANIC - and links to migration from the Middle East


An illustrated talk by Guy Jones, Irish Lebanese Cultural Foundation (representing the Lebanese Emigration Research Centre and the International Lebanese Titanic Committee [ILTC])


Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast. The Museum have also kindly provided a free tour of Dippy the Dinosaur - Tour will start at 7pm prior to the talk.


We are delighted to bring the story of the Lebanese on board RMS Titanic to Belfast – not least because of the significant numbers of Lebanese involved in the disaster, but also because in many respects the story of the Lebanese onboard was also a story of emigration. And the emigration story is not unlike the story of the Irish onboard reflecting the lives, and hopes of so many of the third-class passengers regardless of which country in Europe, or the Middle East, they started their journey.


Did you know that 154 Lebanese were on board the Titanic? And that 125 of them perished.





MONDAY 10th December 2018


Join members and friends of Belfast Titanic Society for another festive event hosted in Dunallen House. Come along for mince pies, mulled wine, soft drinks and some craic and storytelling! Note our earlier start time.


- a short illustrated talk by Society member Mark Doherty

Car parking is available at Dunallen.

Dunallen House is in South Belfast off the Lisburn Road at 20 Windsor Ave. The house was formerly the home for four years of Thomas Andrews, Managing Director of H&W and Naval Architect. He shared the house with his wife Helen Barbour, who he married on 24 June 1908. However, the property was actually owned by Mr W R Patterson and the Andrews simply rented.


Visitors are welcome to any of our events which are free unless otherwise stated - if you wish to join our meeting as a guest, perhaps if you are considering joining our Society, you are most welcome - you can just turn up at the door or if you want why not send us an email letting us know your name and how you heard about our meeting and its content, or alternatively use the feedback form on our contact us page.

All Society meetings are normally (unless otherwise stated in the forward programme) held in Christ Church, The Royal Belfast Academical Institution, College Square East, Belfast and will commence at 7:30 pm on the 2nd Monday of each month, unless otherwise stated. Ample car parking is available at Christchurch to the rear of the main school - there is disabled access.

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Our 2018/19 programme is available to download - please click on links below:

Annual Society Talks/events planner 2017-2018 pdf format

Annual Society Talks/events planner 2017-2018 Word format

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