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

THE LINT-PULLING DANCE by Cahal DaIlat with additional comments by Pat Mc Cambridge

This article first appeared in 1978, in Volume 6 of The Glynns. It is reproduced here with additional photographs. Further commentary is provided by Pat McCambridge (Cushendall) in an interview he gave to the Glens of Antrim Historical Society as part of the recent Oral History Project. (The interview in full is transcribed and stored … Read more

Lady Frances Anne Vane’s County Antrim Estate: By Jimmy Irvine

(This article first appeared in The Glynns Vol. 3, 1975. It is presented here with additional hyperlinks and photographs) By the kind permission of Lord Antrim, I had been at work for some time on papers stowed away in the Estate Office at Glenarm. To go there and read, meant a run of only two … Read more

THE CAMPELTOWN CUSTOMS RECORDS by Jimmy Irvine

This article first appeared in Volume 4 of The Glynns in 1976.  It is presented here with additional photographs and hyperlinks.   The Campbeltown Port Customs Records consist of outgoing letters from the Collector of Customs at the port to the Board of Customs at Edinburgh, together with further volumes of incoming directives and enquiries from … Read more

HURLING IN ANTRIM by Seamus Clarke

This article first appeared in Volume 3 of The Glynns in 1975.  It is presented here with additional photographs and hyperlinks. “I wandered down by Legge Green”, wrote contributor `Lurigedan’ in the pages of  ‘The Glensman’, some forty years ago. “It is peopled by wraiths and all armed with shinneys”. The changing shape of the … Read more

Memoirs Of The Geological Survey: To Accompany Sheet 14 Of The Maps Of The Geological Survey Of Ireland: Symes R.G. & McHenry, A. With Palaeontological Notes By W.H Baily. Dublin (1886)

Reproduced Courtesy: Geological Survey of Ireland, Geological Survey Northern Ireland & British Geological Survey  http://www.geologicalmaps.net/irishhistmaps/index.cfm                                                                

THE ORDNANCE SURVEY MEMOIR FOR THE PARISH OF RATHLIN

    The Society is indebted to Mr. P. M Bottomly, research assistant at the Public Record Office, Northern Ireland, for the following introductory note on the initial stages of the Ordnance Survey in Ireland.  “In 1824 a Royal Commission, which had investigated problems of land valuation in Ireland, recommended that the entire island should … Read more