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

Day Trip to Enniskillen Friday 20th May 2016

The society are planning a trip to the historic town of Enniskillen on Friday 20th May 2016.  The tour will include a boat journey and guided tour of Devenish Island, a tour by water of the island town, lunch in the Killyhevlin Hotel overlooking the River Erne, a visit to Castlecoole-the finest Palladian mansion in … Read more

January Lecture: The speaker on Friday 22nd January…

…will be Leonard Quigg, a committee member of the Glens of Antrim Historical Society, and the subject of his illustrated presentation will be “Robert Quigg V.C. – a Bushmills Hero.” Rifleman (later Sergeant) Robert Quigg was a soldier in The Royal Irish Rifles during The Great War of 1914 – 1918 and he was awarded … Read more

Late Night Opening Friday 4th December

The Historical Society, Mill Street Cushendall will be opened on Friday 4th December 6 – 8pm. Come in and see our great selection of books, an ideal Christmas present would be our new publication ‘Green Glens and Golden Memories’ priced £15. Free mulled wine and mince pies! Everyone welcome

Uillean Piping Week-end

As part of the Uillean Piping week-end 25th – 27th September, on Friday 25th there is a talk in the Boat Club at 7.30 for 8pm by Martin Dowling from the School of Music at Queen’s, ‘The Gaelic League, the Feis Ceoil and the Pipers’ – £2.00. Also there will be a display in Danny … Read more