LONG-FORGOTTEN GAELIC SONGS OF RATHLIN AND THE GLENS by Sorcha Nic Lochlainn

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

‘The Glynns’ Volume 46 Now Available as an e-book

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

ULSTER SCOTS IN THE GLENS by Brian MacLochlainn

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

SORLEY BOY MCDONNELL’S DIFFICULTIES AFTER THE BATTLE OF GLENTAISIE by Cahal Dallat

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