STRANGE BEHAVIOURS — NATURALISTS AND NATURE STUDIES IN THE GLENS OF ANTRIM by Philip S Watson

This article first appeared in The Glynns 37, 2009 Introduction Naturalists poking about and peering at things sometimes engender suspicion in country dwellers. Robert Lloyd Praeger was leading a group in the Irish countryside many years ago when two locals who were watching their activities were heard to say: ‘Where d’you think they’ve come from?’ … 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

CANON GRAINGER — COUNTRY RECTOR, MAGPIE COLLECTOR AND FATHER OF THE ULSTER MUSEUM. KENNETH JAMES, Ulster Museum

  On a foggy morning in late November 1891 a large assembly gathered at St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland Church in Broughshane, Co. Antrim, to attend the funeral of the local rector, who had died at the age of sixty-one after a year of serious illness. Whilst most of those who stood in the churchyard … Read more

ENVIRONMENTAL HERITAGE RESOURCES OF THE IRISH LANDSCAPE IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT John Feehan

  Environmental Resources Analysis Ltd. Natural Resources Development Centre.   Trinity College Dublin.   1. THE NOTION OF HERITAGE Heritage is a word whose meaning has become greatly enlarged and enriched in popular understanding in recent years. Twenty five years ago it would have meant cultural heritage. But at its root, the word ‘heritage’ means all … Read more