The society has been invited to take part in an archaeological dig at Cushendun, from  18th – 28th March.  It is an opportunity for members to participate in this dig, however, numbers are limited and places will be allocated on a first- come basis. Any member wishing to be involved should contact the office between … Read more


In this month of lovers and St. Valentine, Leonard Quigg will dare to delve into the subject of ‘The North Antrim Man in Love’ in his forthcoming talk to The Glens of Antrim Historical Society. Entitled “Old Customs” Leonard Quigg undertakes a light-hearted and none-too-reverent exploration of the characteristic dialect of the area with revelations … Read more

FORTHCOMING LECTURE: MARY-ANN McCRACKEN by DEIRDRE LARKIN . 8.30PM Parish Centre Cushendall. Friday 24th JANUARY 2014. All Welcome.

MARY ANN McCRACKEN 1770 – 1866                                                              Mary Ann McCracken is too often remembered just as the sister of Henry Joy McCracken, who was executed for his part in the Rising of 1798. However, she is a formidable figure in her own right. During her long life she was in the forefront of social reform … Read more

The Glynns 2013 now available to download!

We are pleased to announce this years Journal is now on sale for only £5! Click here to buy…. Contents include: ‘County Antrim Hiring Fairs’ Dr Jonathan Bell ‘Childhood Memories’ Maureen Donnelly ‘Blue Plaques in the Glens’ Frank Rogers ‘Memories of the Narrow Gauge’ Anthony McKinley ‘The Guardians at Bunamargy Friary, Co Antrim’ Ignatius Fennessy, … Read more

The Dr Eamon Phoenix Lecture: Brothers From The Glens-Makers of Modern Ireland. Eoin Mac Neill (1867- 1945) & James McNeill (1869-1938)

Cushendall Parish Centre at 8.30pm on Friday 20th September.  Everyone Welcome.  Admission Free               In his forthcoming talk, ‘Brothers from the Glens’ Dr Éamon Phoenix will explore the lives and careers of two of the most influential figures in the making of Modern Ireland. The MacNeill brothers, John ( Éoin) and James … Read more