The Constitution and By-Laws of the Charitable Irish Society
The Charitable Irish Society of Halifax is one of the oldest societies in the city. Founded in 1786 upon the broadest and noblest principles of charity, democracy and national feeling, at a time when class distinction, as well as racial and religious prejudices were dominating the public mind, it can be said that members, to their best ability, have ever striven to have those principles honourably maintained.
Many of our city’s ablest and greatest citizens prominent in civil and professional life – whose names are closely identified with the history of this province – have associated themselves, as members, with the aims of the Society.
A complete list of the different presidents, other officers and members from the date of foundation will be found in tabulated form, elsewhere in this booklet.