The Glens of Antrim Historical Society, will hold a fund raising quiz in Ballycastle Golf Club on Friday 26th October at 8pm. The quiz has been organised by Leonard and Joan Quigg and hopefully will raise much needed funds to help run the society and publishing The Glynns. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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
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
The name of Ballycastle has become known to many people throughout Ireland and across the world first and foremost on account of its famous song ‘The Ould Lammas Fair’. It is the work of one of her most famous citizens of a generation ago, John Henry Macaulay, better known as the bog oak carver. … Read more
The first recorded Ballycastle regatta and sports was held on Thursday, 27th August, 1869. It was a great week in the history of what was sometimes affectionately referred to as the “wee town”. The place was then a comparatively small township; indeed it was not until just over half a century later — 1920 … Read more
Last year whilst plotting the course for a Treasure Hunt I came upon an Orange Hall at The Ross near Kells, Co. Antrim. A plaque told me that the site for the Hall was the gift of a Captain Millar. But it was not until I talked to Torrens Calwell of Glenwherry that I found … Read more