INDEX of THE GLYNNS Vol.33

WILLIAM.S.ARMOUR  FOUNDER OF THE YOUNG FARMERS CLUBS OF ULSTER.

S.Alex Blair

 

Started YFC modelled on the Danish Folk High School Movement.

Photograph of 3 young farmers shearing sheep at Cargan

SEA FARING : A GLENS TRADITION

Captain Gerry Blaney (Rtd.)

 

 

The tradition of seafaring in the Glens from the mid 19th century Wartime memories; list of men from the area who went to sea before , during and after WW11.

 

Photographs of the author and family & the ship ‘Wahine’ aground in the Arafura Sea

THE STRONGMAN OF BALLYVOY

Lawrence McHenry

 

Short account of Charlie Davidson, local character from Ballyvoy.

 

Photograph of John. L. Sullivan World Boxing Champion & friend of Charlie’s.

SAVING THE CUSTOM’S HOUSE PLAQUE

Anthony McKinley

 

After the bombing of the Marine Hotel in Ballycastle the author and friends  rescue a plaque from the Old Custom House dated 1731.

 

Photographs of the demolition & rescue; photograph of Ballycastle harbour.

THE DISPENSARY DOCTOR

Dr Tony Redmond

 

History of medicine in the 19th century; the Poor Law and cottage hospitals; folk cures and modern practices.

 

Photographs : Cottage Hospital in Ballymena; painting ‘The Doctor’ by Luke Fildes; the old Dispensary Ballymena; a government leaflet about National Insurance scheme

THE NORTHERN IRELAND FILM AND TELEVISION COMMISSION’S DIGITAL FILM ARCHIVE

Maebh McCaffrey

 

The Northern Ireland collection of early film & television. The importance of conservation and access.

 

 

A GLENSMAN’S JOURNEY AROUND THE FALKLAND ISLANDS

Patrick MacNeill

 

Author’s account of his time in the Merchant Navy;including a trip to the Falklands; with descriptions of the wildlife and people.

 

Photographs: sunset over the Islands & a bird colony

JOHN WESLEY IN GLENSHESK: A METHODIST COINCIDENCE RECORDED

Dr Eull Dunlop

 

Wesley visited Ireland 21 times between 1747 and 1789.He was familiar with Ballymoney, Ballymena, Larne and Gracehill, and preached in Armoy in 1789.

 

Portrait of Wesley; photograph of Armoy round tower

THE MCGREERS FROM GLENAAN IN CO. ANTRIM

Dan McGreer

 

Detailed history of the family, from 16th century Scotland to the present day.

 

Photograph of family gravestone at Layde graveyard; drawing of a ship by the author; old picture of the Port of Coleraine

SEAMUS CLARKE HISTORIAN OF THE GLENS

Padraig O’Baoighill

 

Publican of Ballycastle, Born Murlough 1914.  His interest in local history & culture; his involvement with Feis NaGleann along with Casement, Biggar, Margaret Dobbs etc.

 

3 Photographs: ruins of Glenshesk school; Dan Darragh’s headstone in Ballycastle graveyard; Lough Na Cranagh,Fair Head.

ROBERT MCELHERAN (1852-1910) FROM GLENDUN TO GREENPOINT BROOKLYN

Deirdre Roberts

 

The author’s story of her great-grandfather, born in Straid; his emigration and career in America.

 

4 Photographs: Brooklyn Suspension Bridge 1883; ruins at Straid; Susannah McElheran 1930s; Brooklyn Bridge and remains of docks 2004.

HEARING  ‘BAB MCKEEN’ AGAIN : ISSUES IN RURAL SPEECH 

 

Dr Eull Dunlop

 

The first publication (2002) of the Ulster Scots Society was ‘Bab McKeen -The Wit and Wisdom of an Ulster Scot’; the author examines the language and discusses its implications for the future.

 

BROUGHSHANE HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S VISIT TO GLENRAVEL Dominic O’Loan Account of the visit.  

THE JOURNAL OF WILLIAM BISSET AUGUST 1799

 

 

The Very Rev. Dr. Godfrey Brown

 

William Bisset, his early life and career.

 

THE JOUNAL OF A SHORT TRIP

 

The Very Rev. Dr. Godfrey Brown

Account of Bisset’s travels through the Glens in 1799. Now published in book form by the Society.

 

Portrait of William Bisset by Sir Thomas Lawrence

ULSTER SCOTS REVIVAL AND LITERARY HISTORY

Ivan  Herbison QUB

 

History of the Ulster-Scots  language in the 17th century; changes and Anglicisation; vernacular revivals in the 18th century. Now in the 20th century used as a marker of cultural identity.The importance of linguistic diversity.

 
SEASIDE IMAGERY’ Ita McMichael Poem  
THE BALLYCASTLE AND CUSHENDALL TOY MAKING INDUSTRIES 1901 -1914 Joseph Mc Brinn
U.U

History of both these local craft industries; their importance to the local economies; their place in larger national and international craft revivals; reasons for their decline.

 

Reproduction of 2 advertising posters; Photographs of Andreas Lang, German craftsman; Toy cottage set with figures

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