THE CAMPELTOWN CUSTOMS RECORDS by Jimmy Irvine

This article first appeared in Volume 4 of The Glynns in 1976.  It is presented here with additional photographs and hyperlinks.   The Campbeltown Port Customs Records consist of outgoing letters from the Collector of Customs at the port to the Board of Customs at Edinburgh, together with further volumes of incoming directives and enquiries from […]

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HURLING IN ANTRIM by Seamus Clarke

This article first appeared in Volume 3 of The Glynns in 1975.  It is presented here with additional photographs and hyperlinks. “I wandered down by Legge Green”, wrote contributor `Lurigedan’ in the pages of  ‘The Glensman’, some forty years ago. “It is peopled by wraiths and all armed with shinneys”. The changing shape of the […]

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Memoirs Of The Geological Survey: To Accompany Sheet 14 Of The Maps Of The Geological Survey Of Ireland: Symes R.G. & McHenry, A. With Palaeontological Notes By W.H Baily. Dublin (1886)

Reproduced Courtesy: Geological Survey of Ireland, Geological Survey Northern Ireland & British Geological Survey  http://www.geologicalmaps.net/irishhistmaps/index.cfm                                                                

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THE ORDNANCE SURVEY MEMOIR FOR THE PARISH OF RATHLIN

      The Society is indebted to Mr. P. M Bottomly, research assistant at the Public Record Office, Northern Ireland, for the following introductory note on the initial stages of the Ordnance Survey in Ireland.  “In 1824 a Royal Commission, which had investigated problems of land valuation in Ireland, recommended that the entire island […]

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QUILTING By Mrs. Rose Emerson

(This article first appeared in 1975 in Volume 3 of The Glynns.  It is presented here with additional photographs and hyperlinks.)   My mind goes back seventy years to 1904 and the first Feis in the Glens. One wonders about all the craftsmen and women whose work filled Holden’s big hall at Waterfoot.   Holden’s […]

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Statistical Account of Ardclinis and Laid by The Rev. Richard Stewart Dobbs, Curate

(This article first appeared in Volume 2 of The Glynns in 1974; it is presented here with added photographs and hyperlinks)   Having previously published the Ordnance Survey Memoirs for both the above parishes, the Society now presents a reprint of a survey made in 1817, some fifteen years by their curate.  The survey is […]

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Archaeological Excavations In The Glens of Antrim: Past, Present & Future Cormac McSparron. QUB

The following slide show was presented by Cormac McSparron,Fieldwork director at The Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork QUB, to the society on Friday 22nd May in St. Mary’s Parish Centre Cushendall. It is reproduced here by kind permission of Cormac for which the society is most grateful.                   […]

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“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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