LONG-FORGOTTEN GAELIC SONGS OF RATHLIN AND THE GLENS by Sorcha Nic Lochlainn

LONG-FORGOTTEN GAELIC SONGS OF RATHLIN AND THE GLENS by Sorcha Nic Lochlainn   This article first appeared in The Glynns Volume 37 (2009).  It is reproduced here in full. ‘Numberless legendary and fabulous tales and songs are recited and sung in Irish round the fire, by persons who do little else. These, however, are confined … Read more

ULSTER SCOTS IN THE GLENS by Brian MacLochlainn

ULSTER SCOTS IN THE GLENS This article first appeared in The Glynns Volume 37 (2009).  It is reproduced here in full. ‘Hag the heid aff him!’ This is the legendary advice alleged to be customarily given by Glenarm hurling supporters to their man on the field when he is challenged for possession of the ball … Read more

STRANGE BEHAVIOURS — NATURALISTS AND NATURE STUDIES IN THE GLENS OF ANTRIM by Philip S Watson

This article first appeared in The Glynns 37, 2009 Introduction Naturalists poking about and peering at things sometimes engender suspicion in country dwellers. Robert Lloyd Praeger was leading a group in the Irish countryside many years ago when two locals who were watching their activities were heard to say: ‘Where d’you think they’ve come from?’ … Read more

INDEX of THE GLYNNS Vol. 37

ROAD  NAMES OF MOYLE DISTRICT COUNCIL Paul Tempan   The Northern Ireland Place names Project (2005); to provide Irish language forms for place names and postal addresses.   BALLYCASTLE WORKHOUSE: THE EARLY YEARS   Frank Rogers Opened in 1843, historical background and description of the buildings; first inmates and daily routines; the Famine period; short … Read more