Meeke and The Major- Friday 16th November at 8pm

Meeke and the Major on Friday 16th November at 8pm in St Mary’s Parish Centre, Cushendall. Join us for an evening of reflection and shared history respectfully remembering key historical events from 100 years ago commemorating the end of WW1. Featuring a local community performance set in 1917, it tell the story of Private John … Read more

ULSTER SCOTS IN THE GLENS by Brian MacLochlainn

ULSTER SCOTS IN THE GLENS This article first appeared in The Glynns Volume 37 (2009).  It is reproduced here in full. ‘Hag the heid aff him!’ This is the legendary advice alleged to be customarily given by Glenarm hurling supporters to their man on the field when he is challenged for possession of the ball … Read more

The Land League in North Antrim 1880-1882 by JR McMinn

This article first appeared in The Glynns Volume 11 (1983).  It is reproduced here in full. The general election of 1880 resulted in the formation of William Ewart Gladstone’s second Liberal administration. In Ireland the new government was immediately confronted with an extremely serious situation requiring remedial action. The continuing agricultural depression, which had begun … Read more

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