The Glens of Antrim Historical Society, will hold a fund raising quiz in Ballycastle Golf Club on Friday 26th October at 8pm. The quiz has been organised by Leonard and Joan Quigg and hopefully will raise much needed funds to help run the society and publishing The Glynns. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The October Talk: Lord Russell of Kilowen will be given by our chairman Iain Bradley on Friday 19th October in St Mary’s Parish Centre, Cushendall. Please note the earlier time of 8pm. All talks will now begin at 8pm. All welcome.
LONG-FORGOTTEN GAELIC SONGS OF RATHLIN AND THE GLENS by Sorcha Nic Lochlainn This article first appeared in The Glynns Volume 37 (2009). It is reproduced here in full. ‘Numberless legendary and fabulous tales and songs are recited and sung in Irish round the fire, by persons who do little else. These, however, are confined … Read more
You can now download the latest edition of The Glynns (Volume 46) to your Kindle/e-book reader. Just follow the link in our bookshop. CONTENTS Journey In Search Of The Picturesque To TheAntrim Coast, Undertaken By Alexander Williams, RHA (1846-1930) Gordon Ledbetter Thomas D’Arcy McGee – Politician, Writer And Poet – ‘A Journey From The Glens To … Read more
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