November Lecture Friday 21st: Remembering Richard Hayward: An evening of music, story and film.

Hayward with bike in “The Luck of The Irish” (1935) Richard Hayward (1892-1964) was one of Ireland’s leading cultural figures from the middle years of the twentieth century. On the 50th anniversary of his death, the journalist and author Paul Clements looks back on his life and times, and at his connection to the Glens … Read more

MARCONI and BALLYCASTLE

Editorial Note.  The following article is the text of a lecture given by the late Hugh Alexander Boyd M.A. M.Lit. M.Phil. M.A.(Ed) H.DipEd. (1907-1996) at St. Mary Star of the Sea Secondary School on the occasion of Ballycastle Civic Week in August 1968. We are grateful to Mrs Pearl Boyd for her permission to print … Read more

CARNLOUGH HARBOUR DEVELOPMENT SCHEME, 1854—1864 by Jimmy Irvine

(This article first appeared in Volume 5 of The Glynns in 1977, it is presented here with added Hyperlinks and photographs)   The Marchioness of Londonderry inherited her Carnlough Estate on the death of her mother, the Countess of Antrim, in 1834.   Anne-Catherine MacDonnell, Countess of Antrim (circa. 1798) The  Marchioness did not begin … Read more

NOTES ON BALLYCASTLE IN THE OLDEN DAYS. Canon Isaac Purcell Barnes, B.A., & Hugh Alexander Boyd

These notes have been compiled from MS. papers written about the year 1906 by the late Canon Isaac Purcell Barnes, B.A., Incumbent of Ballycastle Church 1874 – 1921. They have been edited and additional material has been included by Hugh Alexander Boyd.   (Sketch Map of Ballycastle 1760) At the time that Ballycastle Church was … 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