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

The Land League in North Antrim 1880-1882 by JR McMinn

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

STRANGE BEHAVIOURS — NATURALISTS AND NATURE STUDIES IN THE GLENS OF ANTRIM by Philip S Watson

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