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

Who are we ?

The Glens of Antrim Historical Society   Office Bearers: 2017/2018      Chairperson: Mr Iain Bradley       Vice-Chair: Mr Leonard Quigg      Secretary: Mr Dominic O’Loan        Treasurer: Miss Eileen Mc Auley       Publications: Miss Catriona Duncan     Contact Us: The Old Schoolhouse 25 Mill Street, Cushendall County Antrim BT44 0RR e-mail: antrimhistory@gmail.com … Read more

‘The Belfast Blitz’ Friday 20th April 2018 at 8.30pm

A Monologue of the Belfast Blitz A thought provoking piece of theatre presented by Sharon Dickson.  Minnie tells her thoughts and fears as an eleven year old child after hearing that war has been declared in 1939.   This piece of theatre has travelled all over Northern Ireland and has been very well received throughout. … Read more