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

BOOK REVIEWS The Glynns Vol. 15 (1987)

  Ordnance Survey Memoirs for the parish of Coleraine (County Londonderry). Published by Coleraine Historical Society in association with the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. 1986 Hardback £7.95 Paperback £5.00 The great project of mapping Ireland on a scale of six inches to the mile involved a total of 1906 maps, yet the team … 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

FAIRS AND MARKETS IN CUSHENDALL AND BALLYCASTLE by HUGH ALEXANDER BOYD The Glynns Vol. 15 (1987)

A noteworthy characteristic of an Irish fair has been that its size did not necessarily bear any relation whatsoever to the size or importance of the place in which it was held. Some quite large towns have never at any time had either fairs or markets. The most outstanding examples in County Antrim would be … Read more

PLACENAMES IN COUNTY ANTRIM TOWNLANDS IN THE PARISHES OF CARNCASTLE AND KILLYGLEN By CAHAL DALLAT

  When the Ordnance Survey Memoirs for the parishes of Carncastle and Killyglen were published in Volume 11 of The Glynns, a number of people expressed the wish that the meanings of the placenames in these parishes be included in a future issue. These two parishes are situated on the east coast of Antrim in … Read more

IN MEMORY OF PEADAR O’DONNELL (1893 — 1986) BY JACK McCANN

  Pearse, Connolly, Larkin, De Valera, Collins, Yeats, O’Casey: august company for any man in the political, social and cultural history of the Irish people. Not only was Peadar O’Donnell alive when they were alive but he was actively involved with them in matters of common interest; and he was still alive and active when … Read more

GLENARM FRIARY AND THE BISSETS by Hector Mc Donnell

    Documentary material for any of the Third Order Franciscan friaries in Ireland is scanty, and so we are fortunate in having a fair amount of information about the one at Glenarm. I think it would be helpful to say first a little about the development of this order. St. Francis of Assisi founded … Read more

ADDRESS BY GEORGE THOMPSON GIVEN AT THE GLENS OF ANTRIM HISTORICAL SOCIETY DINNER CUSHENDUN : 25th APRIL, 1986.

    I have never been quite sure whether, by virtue of coming from Larne, my wife and I are entitled to regard ourselves as Glens folk born and bred. I have a feeling that those whose pedigree in this respect is beyond question would look upon us as being, at best, a couple of … Read more