BALLYCASTLE LAMMAS FAIRS OF YESTER-YEARS: By Hugh A. Boyd

This article first appeared in The Glynns Volume 15 (1987) and is re-presented here in it’s original format.   These extracts are culled at random from the files of the “Coleraine Chronicle” now “The Chronicle” and are printed here by courtesy of the editor of that paper, Mr. H. McGrattan. This paper appeared for the … Read more

ENVIRONMENTAL HERITAGE RESOURCES OF THE IRISH LANDSCAPE IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT John Feehan

  Environmental Resources Analysis Ltd. Natural Resources Development Centre.   Trinity College Dublin.   1. THE NOTION OF HERITAGE Heritage is a word whose meaning has become greatly enlarged and enriched in popular understanding in recent years. Twenty five years ago it would have meant cultural heritage. But at its root, the word ‘heritage’ means all … Read more

MARCH LECTURE: FROM ISLAND TO ISLAND TO ISLAND BY MARY O’DRISCOLL. 8.30pm Parish Centre Cushendall. Friday 21st March 2014. ALL WELCOME

  In her lecture “From Island to Island to Island”, Mary O’Driscoll, manager of Rathlin Ferries and Cape Clear Holidays will discuss the nature of her work during the summer months on both Rathlin Island http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rathlin_Island and Cape Clear Island http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Clear_Island Mary will also discuss the fascinating islands around the world she has visited.  The … Read more

SITES OF TWO WOODEN PIERS DISCOVERED NEAR BALLYCASTLE COLLIERIES

  Danny McGill:- Coal-mining along the Ballycastle foreshore has been going on for hundreds if not thousands of years. McCahan1 in his “Local Histories” writes of the probability of Phoenician traders taking coal from exposed seams here as far back as 300 B.C., with the Spaniards mining this coal much later to use in smelting … Read more

THE GLENS OF ANTRIM HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S INFORMATION CENTRE

Noreen Delargy & Josephine McCallin:- The Glens of Antrim Historical Society had been aware for some time of the need to provide information for visitors to the Glens area and to meet this need an information centre was set up in May 1988 in a Portacabin Office behind the Branch Library in the Cushendall Car … Read more

MY FIRST VOYAGE by LIEUT. JOHN ANDERSON R.N.R. Edited by Jimmy Irvine

Note from the Editor. In recent years a couple of articles about the Gibbons family of Carnlough have appeared in “The Glynns” in Volumes Nos. 10 and 12. This one is the story of an adventure at sea which befell a branch of the family that emigrated from Carnlough to New Zealand in 1889. The … Read more

THE CARGAN to RED BAY WIRE TRAMWAY: A UNIQUE PHOTOGRAPH by Kevin J. O’Hagan (in collaboration with the late Jimmy Irvine) The Glynns Vol. 15 (1987)

  Before the coming of the narrow gauge railway to north east Antrim, iron ore was being mined extensively in the Glenravel hills with further trials being carried out at the Trostan Mines for bauxite. James Fisher, who had opened the mines in 1866, had built his own tramway for use by horse-drawn wagons from … Read more