This year the AGM will be followed by a talk and recital on the music and culture of the Irish pipes by Terry Moylan of Na Píobairí Uilleann, entitled :‘The History of Uilleann Piping’. Our Chairman Frank Rogers will then launch The Glynns volume 42. The evening will conclude with light refreshments.
An introduction to one of the oldest and most important historical sites in the Glens of Antrim by leading local archaeologist, Dr Colm Donnelly QUB. Malachy Mc Sparran writes in ‘Survey of LAYDE GRAVEYARD’ pub. Glens of Antrim Historical Society…. “The Church is thought to have been founded by the sept McFall and … Read more
In her lecture “From Island to Island to Island”, Mary O’Driscoll, manager of Rathlin Ferries and Cape Clear Holidays will discuss the nature of her work during the summer months on both Rathlin Island http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rathlin_Island and Cape Clear Island http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Clear_Island Mary will also discuss the fascinating islands around the world she has visited. The … Read more
In this month of lovers and St. Valentine, Leonard Quigg will dare to delve into the subject of ‘The North Antrim Man in Love’ in his forthcoming talk to The Glens of Antrim Historical Society. Entitled “Old Customs” Leonard Quigg undertakes a light-hearted and none-too-reverent exploration of the characteristic dialect of the area with revelations … Read more
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