“Archaeological Digs in The Glens Of Antrim: Past, Present and Future”

    Archaeological Digs in the Glens of Antrim: Past, Present and Future This illustrated talk featuring ‘Castle Carra’ will take place on Friday 22nd May at 8.30pm in St Mary’s Parish Centre, Cushendall.  Admission is free to members and non members are most welcome to attend(admission £3).   This lecture will summarise the main […]

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‘Mythconceptions in Irish History’ Friday 24th April 2015

This months talk is not the talk previously advertised.  Instead the subject of the Glens of Antrim Historical Society in St Mary’s Parish Centre, Cushendall on Friday 24th April at 8.30pm is ‘Mythconceptions in Irish History’.  It takes the form of a light-hearted, yet challenging, illustrated talk looking at some of the myths, legends, misconceptions, […]

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Fund Raising Table Quiz Friday 27th March 2015

The society is holding a fundraising table quiz in Ballycastle Golf on Friday 27th March at 8.30pm.  Admission is £3 and includes light refreshment, all proceeeds raised will go towards the publication of our 50th anniversary book later this year.  Your support would be very much appreciated  

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Lecture 20th March at 8.30pm.

Lecture 20th March 2015 at 8.30pm in St Mary’s Parish Centre, Cushendall.  ” The Glens of Antrim: a continuing source of inspiration for artists” by Joe McFadden.  Everyone is welcome to attend, non-members admission £3.

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Forthcoming Lecture. Friday February 20th 2015 at 8.30pm in Cushendall Parish Centre: “Was JFK a ‘great’ American President ?”

Felix.M.Larkin will discuss the legacy of John Fitzgerald Kennedy and will reflect on JFK’s contribution to U.S national and international affairs at the height of what history now calls ‘The Cold War’.Felix M. Larkin is the academic director of the Parnell Summer School. A graduate of University College Dublin, he is a retired public servant […]

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Quiz Friday 6th February 2015 @ 8.30pm, Cushendall Golf Club

There will be a fund raising general knowledge quiz on Friday 6th February at 8.30pm in Cushendall Golf Club. This quiz is to raise funds towards our 50th Anniversary Book, which will be published later this year.  We would like members and friends to support this quiz, admission £3.

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Lecture 23rd January 2015 ‘Merchant sailors from Glenaan to Glenarm lost in The Great war’

The lecture at the Glens of Antrim Historical Society’s monthly meeting at 8.30 pm on Friday 23 January 2015, in St Mary’s Parish Hall, Cushendall, is by Glenarm man, Iain Bradley, vice-Chairman of the Society. It is a reflection on an aspect of the Great War. The sailors of the merchant fleet from the Glens […]

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WW1 Drama ‘Gem’: A play inspired by the events of December 25th 1914. Sunday 23rd Nov. Cushendall Golf Club at 7.00pm. All Welcome.

Lurig Drama Group Presents: A historical drama based on the true events of Christmas Night 1914, when the SS Gem was sunk off Scarborough head, killing all but two of her crew.  The Captain and majority of the crew came from Cushendall, Carnlough and Glenarm in The Glens of Antrim. In association with The Living […]

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GLENARM SOUP KITCHENS By Jimmy lrvine

  “This ends the Broth Shop. God save the King. And we pray the like calamitous time never again to see.”   Thus closed the financial accounts of the Glenarm Broth Shop on 28th August, 1817. The poignant supplication however, was not granted: exactly thirty years later Ireland was again in the grip of famine, […]

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Members’ emails

Some members have received suspicious email purporting to come from our info@antrimhistory.net address which claims that they have been sent ‘documents’ and this, accompanied by the GoogleDocs logo (triangular shape), appears quite convincing.  Can we ask that for the next few days you check your incoming mail carefully and mark as SPAM & delete unopened […]

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