Glens of Antrim Historical Society AGM 2018 … Read more
We now have an interesting range of used reference books, biographies and books on the history of for the Glens and beyond for sale in our office. All welcome to drop in and browse.
ULSTER SCOTS IN THE GLENS This article first appeared in The Glynns Volume 37 (2009). It is reproduced here in full. ‘Hag the heid aff him!’ This is the legendary advice alleged to be customarily given by Glenarm hurling supporters to their man on the field when he is challenged for possession of the ball … Read more
A reminder to members. Our 2018 A.G.M will take place at 8.00 pm on Friday 21st September in St. Mary’s Parish Centre Cushendall. This will be followed by the launch of The Glynns Vol. 46, entertainment and refreshments. All members are encouraged to attend.
This article originally appeared in The Glynns Volume 30 (2002). It is reproduced here in full. After the defeat of the McDonnells of Antrim by Shane O’Neill in 1565, Sorley Boy McDonnell was taken to Dungannon where he was imprisoned for two years. By this time O’Neill had created many enemies including the Maguires of … Read more
This article first appeared in The Glynns Volume 11 (1983). It is reproduced here in full. The general election of 1880 resulted in the formation of William Ewart Gladstone’s second Liberal administration. In Ireland the new government was immediately confronted with an extremely serious situation requiring remedial action. The continuing agricultural depression, which had begun … Read more
New e-book available from our bookshop A survey of Layde Graveyard This is a digital product. After you buy it you will instantly get a PDF copy of the book. £5.00
This article first appeared in The Glynns 37, 2009 Introduction Naturalists poking about and peering at things sometimes engender suspicion in country dwellers. Robert Lloyd Praeger was leading a group in the Irish countryside many years ago when two locals who were watching their activities were heard to say: ‘Where d’you think they’ve come from?’ … Read more
THE MACARTNEYS OF LISSANOURE By S. Alex Blair George Macartney left his native Auchinleck in Scotland in 1649 for Co. Antrim. He settled in Belfast where, although life was not easy, he prospered and held the position of Sovereign or Mayor of the town. One of his four sons also named George, born in 1671, … Read more