PRESBYTERIANISM IN GLENARM by S. Alex Blair : This article first appeared in Vol. 9 of The Glynns (1981) and is presented here with additional photographs and hyperlinks.

(Being a resume of part of a lecture on “Presbyterianism in the Glens” given by the author to the Glens of Antrim Historical Society in Cushendall on Friday, 19th September, 1980.  S. Alex. Blair )     Presbyterianism came to Ireland from Scotland, brought by the Planters of the early seventeenth century. Because of its … Read more

January Lecture: The speaker on Friday 22nd January…

…will be Leonard Quigg, a committee member of the Glens of Antrim Historical Society, and the subject of his illustrated presentation will be “Robert Quigg V.C. – a Bushmills Hero.” Rifleman (later Sergeant) Robert Quigg was a soldier in The Royal Irish Rifles during The Great War of 1914 – 1918 and he was awarded … Read more

Archaeological Excavations In The Glens of Antrim: Past, Present & Future Cormac McSparron. QUB

The following slide show was presented by Cormac McSparron,Fieldwork director at The Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork QUB, to the society on Friday 22nd May in St. Mary’s Parish Centre Cushendall. It is reproduced here by kind permission of Cormac for which the society is most grateful.                   … Read more

‘Mythconceptions in Irish History’ Friday 24th April 2015

This months talk is not the talk previously advertised.  Instead the subject of the Glens of Antrim Historical Society in St Mary’s Parish Centre, Cushendall on Friday 24th April at 8.30pm is ‘Mythconceptions in Irish History’.  It takes the form of a light-hearted, yet challenging, illustrated talk looking at some of the myths, legends, misconceptions, … Read more