Forthcoming Lecture. Friday February 20th 2015 at 8.30pm in Cushendall Parish Centre: “Was JFK a ‘great’ American President ?”

Felix.M.Larkin will discuss the legacy of John Fitzgerald Kennedy and will reflect on JFK’s contribution to U.S national and international affairs at the height of what history now calls ‘The Cold War’.Felix M. Larkin is the academic director of the Parnell Summer School. A graduate of University College Dublin, he is a retired public servant … 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         Contact Us: The Old Schoolhouse 25 Mill Street, Cushendall County Antrim BT44 0RR e-mail: Web address:   … Read more


Editorial Note.  The following article is the text of a lecture given by the late Hugh Alexander Boyd M.A. M.Lit. M.Phil. M.A.(Ed) H.DipEd. (1907-1996) at St. Mary Star of the Sea Secondary School on the occasion of Ballycastle Civic Week in August 1968. We are grateful to Mrs Pearl Boyd for her permission to print … Read more


  When Jimmy and Honor Irvine came to live in Lemnalary House near Carnlough they brought new life to that historic house and at the same time enlivened the Glens of Antrim Historical Society, of which both were Life Members. While the records of the Society underline Jimmy’s vast contribution to its development, from his … Read more


  The Society wishes to thank the following for their excellent lectures: Miss Bairbre O’Floinn Of Foxes and Fishermen 21.9.1990 Dr. Richard McMinn Bread and Circuses 19.10.1990 Mr. Jim Busby Countryside Conservation 16.11.1990 Mr. Trevor Parkhill Arthur Dobbs: Colonial Undertaker and Governor of North Carolina 14.12.1990 Mr. Michael Coulter Architecture and Industry of Rathlin 18.1.1991 … Read more


  The Society wishes to thank the following for their excellent lectures:     Mr Eull Dunlop James Carter’s Journal 15.9.1989 Mr. Ernie Cromie Military Aircraft Crashes in North Antrim 20.10.1989 Mr. Hugh A. Boyd Memories of Cushendall 17.11.1989 Mr. T. Blackman The Changing Agenda for Town & Country Planning 15.12.1989 Mr. Jon Marshall The … Read more


The society has been invited to take part in an archaeological dig at Cushendun, from  18th – 28th March.  It is an opportunity for members to participate in this dig, however, numbers are limited and places will be allocated on a first- come basis. Any member wishing to be involved should contact the office between … Read more

FORTHCOMING LECTURE: MARY-ANN McCRACKEN by DEIRDRE LARKIN . 8.30PM Parish Centre Cushendall. Friday 24th JANUARY 2014. All Welcome.

MARY ANN McCRACKEN 1770 – 1866                                                              Mary Ann McCracken is too often remembered just as the sister of Henry Joy McCracken, who was executed for his part in the Rising of 1798. However, she is a formidable figure in her own right. During her long life she was in the forefront of social reform … Read more