THE MACARTNEYS OF LISSANOURE By S. Alex Blair George Macartney left his native Auchinleck in Scotland in 1649 for Co. Antrim. He settled in Belfast where, although life was not easy, he prospered and held the position of Sovereign or Mayor of the town. One of his four sons also named George, born in 1671, … Read more
CUSHENDALL GOLF CLUB: To celebrate and commemorate 80 glorious years of the Golf Club’s history, a limited edition, hardback book titled. “CUSHENDALL GOLF CLUB – Jewel of the Glens” will be launched on Friday 13th July at 8.pm in Cushendall Golf Club. Following the launch light refreshments will be served and the author Mr Denis … Read more
Due to adverse weather conditions we are sorry that we have to cancel tomorrow nights lecture ‘Ella Young’ a life in two halves. We hope to reschedule the talk at a later date.
Lord McCartney of Lissanoure lecture will take place in St Mary’s Parish Centre, Cushendall on Friday 20th October 2017 at 8.30 pm. Everyone welcome, members free non-members admission £3
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
The February talk will take place on Friday 24th at 8.30pm in St Mary’s Parish Centre, Cushendall. ‘Drontheim’ traditional boats of the causeway coast by Jim Allen. Everyone welcome.
This article first appeared in The Glynns Volume 6 (1978). It is re- presented here in it’s original format. The Society wishes to thank the Officers of the Royal Irish Academy for kindly permitting the publication of this Memoir, and the Staff of the Northern Ireland Public Record Office for its assistance … Read more
This article originally appeared in The Glynns Volume 8(1980). It is re-presented here with additional images and hyperlinks. Also presented is a short article by Frank Rogers and Bobby McMullan (GOAHS) and John Hulme (CDHS) in the Hidden gems and Forgotten People series (Glens of Antrim Historical Society & Carrickfergus Historical Society) Some suspicion was … Read more
This article first appeared in The Glynns Volume 8 (1980). It is re-presented here with additional photographs and hyperlinks. Larne Times 5th June 1915 MEDICAL OFFICERS 1885 Dr. John W. Fogarty 1903 Dr. Michael John O’Kane 1929 Dr. Alex J. McSparran 1973 Dr. John G. McSparran MATRONS 1885 Sister Katherine McDonnell. … Read more
This article first appeared in The Glynns Volume 8 (1980), it is re-presented here with additional hyperlinks. “Within the last two years an extensive and valuable iron mine was discovered at Glenravil about 7 miles from Ballymena by James Fisher Esq. of Cleggan Lodge near this town and of Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire. Under the energetic … Read more