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

SITES OF TWO WOODEN PIERS DISCOVERED NEAR BALLYCASTLE COLLIERIES

  Danny McGill:- Coal-mining along the Ballycastle foreshore has been going on for hundreds if not thousands of years. McCahan1 in his “Local Histories” writes of the probability of Phoenician traders taking coal from exposed seams here as far back as 300 B.C., with the Spaniards mining this coal much later to use in smelting … Read more

MY FIRST VOYAGE by LIEUT. JOHN ANDERSON R.N.R. Edited by Jimmy Irvine

Note from the Editor. In recent years a couple of articles about the Gibbons family of Carnlough have appeared in “The Glynns” in Volumes Nos. 10 and 12. This one is the story of an adventure at sea which befell a branch of the family that emigrated from Carnlough to New Zealand in 1889. The … 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