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 ORDNANCE SURVEY MEMOIR FOR THE PARISH OF RAMOAN

This article first appeared in The Glynns Volume 6 (1978).  It is re- presented here in it’s original format.       The Society wishes to thank the Officers of the Royal Irish Academy for kindly permitting the publication of this Memoir, and the Staff of the Northern Ireland Public Record Office for its assistance … Read more

Cushendall Cottage Hospital 1885 by Helen McAlister

This article first appeared in The Glynns Volume 8 (1980).  It is re-presented here with additional photographs and hyperlinks.                       Larne Times 5th June 1915     MEDICAL OFFICERS 1885 Dr. John W. Fogarty 1903 Dr. Michael John O’Kane 1929 Dr. Alex J. McSparran 1973 Dr. John G. McSparran MATRONS 1885 Sister Katherine McDonnell. … Read more

THE IRON MINES OF GLENRAVEL by Kevin J. O’Hagan

This article first appeared in The Glynns Volume 8 (1980), it is re-presented here with additional hyperlinks.   “Within the last two years an extensive and valuable iron mine was discovered at Glenravil about 7 miles from Ballymena by James Fisher Esq. of Cleggan Lodge near this town and of Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire. Under the energetic … Read more

ORDNANCE SURVEY MEMOIR FOR THE PARISH OF SKERRY

The Society wishes to thank the Officers of the Royal Irish Academy for kindly permitting the publication of these Memoirs, and the Staff of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland for its assistance in transcribing the text. There are three memoirs for this parish as for those already published. The first is by Lieutenant … 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