THE MILLS OF THE MIDDLE GLENS by Malachy McSparran Volume 4 (1976)

  Up until about twenty-five years ago, the mill was a prominent feature in the life of this area of the Middle Glens. Since that time when the last mill ceased to function, they have gradually disappeared. The purpose of this article is to identify and record what information is known about these mills before … Read more

BALLYCASTLE LAMMAS FAIRS OF YESTER-YEARS: By Hugh A. Boyd

This article first appeared in The Glynns Volume 15 (1987) and is re-presented here in it’s original format.   These extracts are culled at random from the files of the “Coleraine Chronicle” now “The Chronicle” and are printed here by courtesy of the editor of that paper, Mr. H. McGrattan. This paper appeared for the … Read more

ENVIRONMENTAL HERITAGE RESOURCES OF THE IRISH LANDSCAPE IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT John Feehan

  Environmental Resources Analysis Ltd. Natural Resources Development Centre.   Trinity College Dublin.   1. THE NOTION OF HERITAGE Heritage is a word whose meaning has become greatly enlarged and enriched in popular understanding in recent years. Twenty five years ago it would have meant cultural heritage. But at its root, the word ‘heritage’ means all … Read more

FAIRS AND MARKETS IN CUSHENDALL AND BALLYCASTLE by HUGH ALEXANDER BOYD The Glynns Vol. 15 (1987)

A noteworthy characteristic of an Irish fair has been that its size did not necessarily bear any relation whatsoever to the size or importance of the place in which it was held. Some quite large towns have never at any time had either fairs or markets. The most outstanding examples in County Antrim would be … Read more

The Land League in North Antrim 1880–82

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 in the 1870’s, had generated waves of agrarian unrest and agitation. In particular it had given … Read more