Who We Are

  The Glens of Antrim Historical Society   Office Bearers: 2017/2018      Chairperson: Mr Iain Bradley       Vice-Chair: Mr Leonard Quigg      Secretary: Mr Dominic O’Loan        Treasurer: Miss Eileen Mc Auley         Contact Us: The Old Schoolhouse 25 Mill Street, Cushendall County Antrim BT44 0RR e-mail: antrimhistory@gmail.com Web address: www.antrimhistory.net   … Read more

Talk Friday 24th March 2017

‘My Life as a journalist and broadcaster’ by Roisin McAuley Lee. Roisin will look back at the last 50 years in Northern Ireland from the perspective of a journalist and broadcaster.  The talk will take place in St Mary’s Parish Centre Cushendall on Friday 24th March at 8.30pm.  Everyone welcome.

THE ORDNANCE SURVEY MEMOIR FOR THE PARISH OF RAMOAN

This article first appeared in The Glynns Volume 6 (1978).  It is re- presented here in it’s original format.       The Society wishes to thank the Officers of the Royal Irish Academy for kindly permitting the publication of this Memoir, and the Staff of the Northern Ireland Public Record Office for its assistance … Read more

Cushendall Cottage Hospital 1885 by Helen McAlister

This article first appeared in The Glynns Volume 8 (1980).  It is re-presented here with additional photographs and hyperlinks.                       Larne Times 5th June 1915     MEDICAL OFFICERS 1885 Dr. John W. Fogarty 1903 Dr. Michael John O’Kane 1929 Dr. Alex J. McSparran 1973 Dr. John G. McSparran MATRONS 1885 Sister Katherine McDonnell. … Read more

My father was at the Battle of the Somme. Wartime Memories: An excerpt from The Glens of Antrim Historical Society’s Oral History Project.

THE FIRST WORLD WAR: My father was at the Battle of the Somme and came through it. He wasn’t really 18 but he let on he was 18. He was a few weeks off it. He was a shoemaker, he cobbled. My mother was 25 when she got married. My father was the same age, … Read more