ARCHAEOLOGICAL WALK–LAYDE CHURCHYARD. FRIDAY 16TH MAY. 7.30PM

An introduction to one of the oldest and most important historical sites in the Glens of Antrim by leading local archaeologist, Dr Colm Donnelly QUB.     Malachy Mc Sparran writes in ‘Survey of LAYDE GRAVEYARD’ pub. Glens of Antrim Historical Society…. “The Church is thought to have been founded by the sept McFall and … Read more

Local Archaeological Excavations: March 2014

The Historical Society has agreed to take part in a series of three archaeological excavations in conjunction with The Landscape Partnership and Queen’s University Belfast’s Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork.      Dominic O’Loan reports on the first dig.                                                                                  “The first dig took place from March 20th –March 27th on the sand dunes above Cushendun beach, opposite … Read more