THE ORDNANCE SURVEY MEMOIR FOR THE PARISH OF RAMOAN

This article first appeared in The Glynns Volume 6 (1978).  It is re- presented here in it’s original format.       The Society wishes to thank the Officers of the Royal Irish Academy for kindly permitting the publication of this Memoir, and the Staff of the Northern Ireland Public Record Office for its assistance […]

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The Sulphate of Ammonia Co. Ltd. (Carnlough) by Linda McNeill

This article originally appeared in The Glynns Volume 8(1980).  It is re-presented here with additional images and hyperlinks.  Also presented is a short article by Frank Rogers and Bobby McMullan (GOAHS) and John Hulme (CDHS) in the Hidden gems and Forgotten People series (Glens of Antrim Historical Society & Carrickfergus Historical Society) Some suspicion was […]

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Cushendall Cottage Hospital 1885 by Helen McAlister

This article first appeared in The Glynns Volume 8 (1980).  It is re-presented here with additional photographs and hyperlinks.                       Larne Times 5th June 1915     MEDICAL OFFICERS 1885 Dr. John W. Fogarty 1903 Dr. Michael John O’Kane 1929 Dr. Alex J. McSparran 1973 Dr. John G. McSparran MATRONS 1885 Sister Katherine McDonnell. […]

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THE IRON MINES OF GLENRAVEL by Kevin J. O’Hagan

This article first appeared in The Glynns Volume 8 (1980), it is re-presented here with additional hyperlinks.   “Within the last two years an extensive and valuable iron mine was discovered at Glenravil about 7 miles from Ballymena by James Fisher Esq. of Cleggan Lodge near this town and of Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire. Under the energetic […]

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TIDES IN THE WATERS OF MOYLE by Wallace Clark

This article first appeared in The Glynns Volume 8 and is re-presented here with additional photographs and hyperlinks.   Any boat passage between Scotland and North East Ireland is influenced by the strong tidal streams which run through the narrows. The navigator may have to aim off right or left to allow for the side-ways […]

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IRISH DALRIADA by Hugh Alexander Boyd

This article first appeared in The Glynns Volume 8 and is re-presented here in it’s original format.     Irish Dalriada has been represented in not a few histories, maps and references of various kinds as including the northern half of what is now the county of Antrim and that part of what is now […]

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AN OLD BALLYCASTLE ACCOUNT BOOK Trade and Commerce in the area in the Eighteenth Century by Hugh Alexander Boyd

This article first appeared in The Glynns Volume 8 and is re-presented here in it’s original format.   The late Mr. Francis Joseph Bigger, in the course of an article contributed by him to the Northern Whig of 16th March 1909, states that he has in his possession an old account book relating to trade […]

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PLACE-NAMES IN THE PARISH OF LAYD by Cahal Dallat

This article first appeared in The Glynns volume 8 (1980).  It is re – presented here with additional photographs and hyperlinks.   The parish of Layd is entirely situated in the barony of Lower Glenarm and is bounded on the north by the parish of Culfeightrin and the Granges of Innispollan and Layd; on the […]

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JAMES MACDONNELL,MD (1763-1845) by Peter Froggatt

This article first appeared in The Glynns Volume 9 (1981).  It is re-produced here with additional photographs and hyperlinks. INTRODUCTION James MacDonnell, the “father of Belfast medicine”, was a polymath, kin to the Earls of Antrim. Co-founder of the Belfast Dispensary and Fever Hospital (in 1792), the direct ancestor of the Royal Victoria Hospital; first […]

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PLACE-NAMES IN THE PARISH OF CULFEIGHTRIN by Cahal Dallat

This article previously appeared in The Glynns Volume 9 (1981).  It is re presented here with additional hyperlinks and photographs. The barony takes its name from the Cahir Righ, traditionally the summer court or seat of Connor, King of Ulster in the first century of the Christian era. The Cahir Righ was situated in the […]

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