TOWNLANDS IN COUNTYANTRIM:PLACENAMES IN THE BALLYMENA AREA: Cahal Dallat:

  Aghnadore Achadh na dobhair Field of the Water Artibrannon Ard tigh Brannon The hill of Brennan’s house Ballee Baile Liath Grey townland Ballycloghan Baile clochan Townland of the stones Ballyclosh Baile claise Townland of the trench Ballygarvey Baile garbhaich Rough townland Ballyloughan Baile lochan Townland of the chaff or winnowing Ballywatermo Baile uachtair maigh … Read more

JOHN HEWITT ON HIS CHOSEN GROUND Jack McCann

Long, long before our Historical Society was thought of, and the only tourist boards were diving boards, Mary Stone of Cushendall was a one-woman historical society and her wee shop a tourist information centre. The forties were fast fading away when she brightened my day, and my life, by telling me that there was a … Read more

SOME NOTES CONCERNING THE TERRIER OR LEDGER BOOK OF DOWN AND CONNOR WHICH RELATE TO THE NORTHERN AND EASTERN PARTS OF CONNOR DIOCESE Compiled By Hugh Alexander Boyd

Bishop William Reeves, Keeper of the Armagh Public Library, 1861—1886 described the Terrier, or Ledger Book of Down and Connor, originally made out in 1615, “of great value as a connecting link between the records before and after the Reformation, showing the condition of the dioceses in their traditional state”. The Terrier refers throughout to … 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