The Ulster Society came into existence in the Spring of the year 1836 although its origins can be traced to 1831 when the first attempts to educate a number of Belfast’s deaf children were made.
The Committee and supporting members calling themselves:
“The Ulster Society for Promoting the Education of the Deaf and the Blind”.

Rules and regulations were drawn up to govern the Society’s affairs, the first being:
The objects of this Society shall be to afford to deaf and dumb and to blind children whose parents reside in the Province of Ulster a religious and literary education. Likewise to teach them some useful trade by which they may be able to earn their livelihood.A fuller history is available for downloading here or reading now.