MARCH LECTURE: FROM ISLAND TO ISLAND TO ISLAND BY MARY O’DRISCOLL. 8.30pm Parish Centre Cushendall. Friday 21st March 2014. ALL WELCOME

  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

FORTHCOMING LECTURE “OLD CUSTOMS” LEONARD QUIGG

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

FORTHCOMING LECTURE: MARY-ANN McCRACKEN by DEIRDRE LARKIN . 8.30PM Parish Centre Cushendall. Friday 24th JANUARY 2014. All Welcome.

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

IRELAND AND THE GREAT WAR: THE DEREK SMYTH LECTURE

Derek Smyth will look at the role Ireland played in the great war and at the circumstances surrounding the recruitment, enlistment and the return of Irishmen as veterans of the so-called ‘war to end all wars’   In total, about 210,000 Irishmen served in the British forces during World War One. Since there was no … Read more

OCTOBER LECTURE: THE ULSTER SUFFRAGETTES BY DR MARGARET WARD.

The Glens of Antrim Historical Society Lecture on Friday 25th October 2013.   Leading feminist writer Dr.Margaret Ward informed an enthralled audience in the Parish Centre Cushendall, of the local campaign for women’s suffrage over a century ago and how it reached its peak just as Ireland was on the brink of civil war over … Read more