Annual Outing Friday 19th May 2017

The Glens of Antrim Historical Society Annual Outing Friday 19th May 2017 Proposed Itinerary   9.00am: Bus departs Sheskburn House, Ballycastle 9.30am: Bus departs St Mary’s Parish Centre, Cushendall 11.00am: Arrive Clifton House, tea/coffee and scones served on arrival Tour of Clifton House Tour of Clifton Street Cemetery 2.00pm: Arrive Crumlin Road Gaol, tea/coffee sandwiches … 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.

AN OLD BALLYCASTLE ACCOUNT BOOK Trade and Commerce in the area in the Eighteenth Century by Hugh Alexander Boyd

This article first appeared in The Glynns Volume 8 and is re-presented here in it’s original format.   The late Mr. Francis Joseph Bigger, in the course of an article contributed by him to the Northern Whig of 16th March 1909, states that he has in his possession an old account book relating to trade … Read more

ORDNANCE SURVEY MEMOIR FOR THE PARISH OF SKERRY

The Society wishes to thank the Officers of the Royal Irish Academy for kindly permitting the publication of these Memoirs, and the Staff of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland for its assistance in transcribing the text. There are three memoirs for this parish as for those already published. The first is by Lieutenant … Read more

THE LINT-PULLING DANCE by Cahal DaIlat with additional comments by Pat Mc Cambridge

This article first appeared in 1978, in Volume 6 of The Glynns. It is reproduced here with additional photographs. Further commentary is provided by Pat McCambridge (Cushendall) in an interview he gave to the Glens of Antrim Historical Society as part of the recent Oral History Project. (The interview in full is transcribed and stored … Read more

THE CAMPELTOWN CUSTOMS RECORDS by Jimmy Irvine

This article first appeared in Volume 4 of The Glynns in 1976.  It is presented here with additional photographs and hyperlinks.   The Campbeltown Port Customs Records consist of outgoing letters from the Collector of Customs at the port to the Board of Customs at Edinburgh, together with further volumes of incoming directives and enquiries from … Read more

HURLING IN ANTRIM by Seamus Clarke

This article first appeared in Volume 3 of The Glynns in 1975.  It is presented here with additional photographs and hyperlinks. “I wandered down by Legge Green”, wrote contributor `Lurigedan’ in the pages of  ‘The Glensman’, some forty years ago. “It is peopled by wraiths and all armed with shinneys”. The changing shape of the … Read more

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

QUILTING By Mrs. Rose Emerson

(This article first appeared in 1975 in Volume 3 of The Glynns.  It is presented here with additional photographs and hyperlinks; also offered is the poem“The Quilting” by native Glens Poet Siobhan ni Luain) Glens Feis, Waterfoot, Glenariffe. My mind goes back seventy years to 1904 and the first Feis in the Glens.One wonders about … Read more