IRISH DALRIADA by Hugh Alexander Boyd

This article first appeared in The Glynns Volume 8 and is re-presented here in it’s original format.     Irish Dalriada has been represented in not a few histories, maps and references of various kinds as including the northern half of what is now the county of Antrim and that part of what is now … Read more

PLACE-NAMES IN THE PARISH OF CULFEIGHTRIN by Cahal Dallat

This article previously appeared in The Glynns Volume 9 (1981).  It is re presented here with additional hyperlinks and photographs. The barony takes its name from the Cahir Righ, traditionally the summer court or seat of Connor, King of Ulster in the first century of the Christian era. The Cahir Righ was situated in the … 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 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

Statistical Account of Ardclinis and Laid by The Rev. Richard Stewart Dobbs, Curate

(This article first appeared in Volume 2 of The Glynns in 1974; it is presented here with added photographs and hyperlinks)   Having previously published the Ordnance Survey Memoirs for both the above parishes, the Society now presents a reprint of a survey made in 1817, some fifteen years by their curate.  The survey is … Read more

THE MILLS OF THE MIDDLE GLENS by Malachy McSparran Volume 4 (1976)

  Up until about twenty-five years ago, the mill was a prominent feature in the life of this area of the Middle Glens. Since that time when the last mill ceased to function, they have gradually disappeared. The purpose of this article is to identify and record what information is known about these mills before … Read more

TOWNLANDS IN THE COUNTY ANTRIM PLACENAMES IN THE PARISH OF DUNLOY AND CLOUGHMILLS by CAHAL DALLAT

  Anticur An tigh coradh The house of the weir or carry. * Anticur House was at one time the residence of Lord Fleming, Baron of Slane. Artiferral Ard tigh Fearghail The hill of Farrell’s house Ballinaloob Baile na luib Townland of the river bends * The land here is very flat and low-lying and … Read more

A WALK AROUND GLENARIFF by EUGENE McGAUGHEY

  “Now Carneil’s behind me As I walk on my way Lurigedan stands before me. And the Castle at Red Bay. There to my right a lovely sight As I look towards Cushendall I see the coast of Scotland With lovely mountains tall And as I walk towards Waterfoot To my left I look again … Read more

TOWNLANDS — THEIR ORIGIN AND SIGNFICANCE: Cahal Dallat

“Townlands are one of the most dominant, albeit invisible features of our Ulster landscapes. The townland is the smallest administrative division in the country and all other territorial divisions are made up of collections of townlands. They are of great antiquity and there is evidence of their existence before the 12th century. Documents have survived … Read more

TOWNLANDS IN COUNTYANTRIM:PLACENAMES IN THE BALLYMENA AREA: Cahal Dallat:

  Aghnadore Achadh na dobhair Field of the Water Artibrannon Ard tigh Brannon The hill of Brennan’s house Ballee Baile Liath Grey townland Ballycloghan Baile clochan Townland of the stones Ballyclosh Baile claise Townland of the trench Ballygarvey Baile garbhaich Rough townland Ballyloughan Baile lochan Townland of the chaff or winnowing Ballywatermo Baile uachtair maigh … Read more