A Church at Clough

Harry Hume:- About a mile west of the village of Clough stands the present church or “meeting house” of one of the oldest Presbyterian congregations in Ireland. The origins of this congregation go back to the early days of the Scottish Plantation when the first Presbyterians came and settled in the lands of the Parish … Read more

GLENARM FRIARY AND THE BISSETS by Hector Mc Donnell

    Documentary material for any of the Third Order Franciscan friaries in Ireland is scanty, and so we are fortunate in having a fair amount of information about the one at Glenarm. I think it would be helpful to say first a little about the development of this order. St. Francis of Assisi founded … Read more

SOME FRAGMENTS OF CARVED STONE FROM THE SITE OF GLENARM FRIARY COUNTY ANTRIM By CHRIS LYNN The Glynns Vol. 15 (1987)

  INTRODUCTION In the course of an archaeological excavation in Deer Park Farms near Glenarm, carried out in 1985 by the Historic Monuments and Buildings Branch of the Department of the Environment (N.I.),  the writer’s attention was drawn to a collection of carved stones housed in Glenarm Castle. Mr. Robert Morrow, Estate Manager, wished to … Read more

Protestant Householders – Parish of Culfeightrin 1740

In the middle years of the 18th century 1740-1766 the Irish Parliament called for religious returns. The 1740 Return is solely Protestant householders: Ring Hanna, Dan McBride, Joh McBride, Wid Sharp, Thos Sharp, John Fullerton, Jas Robison, Wid McNeal, Joh Moor, Wid Colmann, ffield Way, Wid McNeal, Hu McCormick, Arch McDonal, Wid McDonal, Wid Teale, Joh … Read more

The Granges of County Antrim

The civil distribution of Ireland, in descending scale, is into its provinces, counties, baronies, parishes (including granges) and townlands. But this highly convenient distribution of the surface of the country in neither characterised neither by unity of design nor chronological order in its development. The four provinces represent a very ancient native partition which by … Read more

An early eighteenth century attempt to establish Presbyterianism in Layde and Cushendall

The focus of Presbyterianism in the Glens from the early years of the Scottish Plantation was Glenarm.(1) That congregation consisted of people from a wide area, but many found it a difficult journey to the meeting-house there. It was particularly difficult for the handful of Presbyterians from Layde and Cushendall, and various attempts were made … Read more