Meeke and The Major- Friday 16th November at 8pm

Meeke and the Major on Friday 16th November at 8pm in St Mary’s Parish Centre, Cushendall. Join us for an evening of reflection and shared history respectfully remembering key historical events from 100 years ago commemorating the end of WW1. Featuring a local community performance set in 1917, it tell the story of Private John … Read more

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

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

‘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

Lecture Friday 23rd February ‘The Antrim Coast Road’ by Donnell O’Loan

This month’s talk will take place in St Mary’s Parish Centre, Cushendall at 8.30pm.  “The Antrim Coast Road” by Donnell O’Loan.  Everyone is welcome to attend, members are free and the charge for non- members remains £3.00.

Annual Outing Friday 19th May 2017

The Glens of Antrim Historical Society Annual Outing Friday 19th May 2017 Proposed Itinerary   9.00am: Bus departs Sheskburn House, Ballycastle 9.30am: Bus departs St Mary’s Parish Centre, Cushendall 11.00am: Arrive Clifton House, tea/coffee and scones served on arrival Tour of Clifton House Tour of Clifton Street Cemetery 2.00pm: Arrive Crumlin Road Gaol, tea/coffee sandwiches … Read more

THE LINT-PULLING DANCE by Cahal DaIlat with additional comments by Pat Mc Cambridge

This article first appeared in 1978, in Volume 6 of The Glynns. It is reproduced here with additional photographs. Further commentary is provided by Pat McCambridge (Cushendall) in an interview he gave to the Glens of Antrim Historical Society as part of the recent Oral History Project. (The interview in full is transcribed and stored … Read more