THE CARGAN to RED BAY WIRE TRAMWAY: A UNIQUE PHOTOGRAPH by Kevin J. O’Hagan (in collaboration with the late Jimmy Irvine) The Glynns Vol. 15 (1987)

  Before the coming of the narrow gauge railway to north east Antrim, iron ore was being mined extensively in the Glenravel hills with further trials being carried out at the Trostan Mines for bauxite. James Fisher, who had opened the mines in 1866, had built his own tramway for use by horse-drawn wagons from … Read more

FAIRS AND MARKETS IN CUSHENDALL AND BALLYCASTLE by HUGH ALEXANDER BOYD The Glynns Vol. 15 (1987)

A noteworthy characteristic of an Irish fair has been that its size did not necessarily bear any relation whatsoever to the size or importance of the place in which it was held. Some quite large towns have never at any time had either fairs or markets. The most outstanding examples in County Antrim would be … Read more

PLACENAMES IN COUNTY ANTRIM TOWNLANDS IN THE PARISHES OF CARNCASTLE AND KILLYGLEN By CAHAL DALLAT

  When the Ordnance Survey Memoirs for the parishes of Carncastle and Killyglen were published in Volume 11 of The Glynns, a number of people expressed the wish that the meanings of the placenames in these parishes be included in a future issue. These two parishes are situated on the east coast of Antrim in … Read more

IN MEMORY OF PEADAR O’DONNELL (1893 — 1986) BY JACK McCANN

  Pearse, Connolly, Larkin, De Valera, Collins, Yeats, O’Casey: august company for any man in the political, social and cultural history of the Irish people. Not only was Peadar O’Donnell alive when they were alive but he was actively involved with them in matters of common interest; and he was still alive and active when … Read more

GLENARM FRIARY AND THE BISSETS by Hector Mc Donnell

    Documentary material for any of the Third Order Franciscan friaries in Ireland is scanty, and so we are fortunate in having a fair amount of information about the one at Glenarm. I think it would be helpful to say first a little about the development of this order. St. Francis of Assisi founded … Read more

ADDRESS BY GEORGE THOMPSON GIVEN AT THE GLENS OF ANTRIM HISTORICAL SOCIETY DINNER CUSHENDUN : 25th APRIL, 1986.

    I have never been quite sure whether, by virtue of coming from Larne, my wife and I are entitled to regard ourselves as Glens folk born and bred. I have a feeling that those whose pedigree in this respect is beyond question would look upon us as being, at best, a couple of … Read more

JOHN WHITE’S JOURNAL OF SERVICE IN THE 36th HEREFORDSHIRE REGIMENT by MALACHY McSPARRAN. The Glynns Vol. 15 (1987)

  While researching the White Documents in the Public Records Office (D2861)* I came across the following account of John White’s experiences as a Lieutenant in the 36th Herefordshire Regiment during the time of the Peninsular War. The extract contains four handwritten foolscap sheets. There is no trace of any other journal among these White … Read more

SOME FRAGMENTS OF CARVED STONE FROM THE SITE OF GLENARM FRIARY COUNTY ANTRIM By CHRIS LYNN The Glynns Vol. 15 (1987)

  INTRODUCTION In the course of an archaeological excavation in Deer Park Farms near Glenarm, carried out in 1985 by the Historic Monuments and Buildings Branch of the Department of the Environment (N.I.),  the writer’s attention was drawn to a collection of carved stones housed in Glenarm Castle. Mr. Robert Morrow, Estate Manager, wished to … Read more

ALTERATION OF FAMILY NAMES IN THE GLENS By BRIAN. S. TURNER

In the glens, as elsewhere in Ireland the principal driver in changing the spelling or pronunciation of names has been the loss of the Irish language by the people. This process began with people who spoke English attempting to spell the names of those who spoke Irish and whose names were part of that language. … Read more