INDEX of THE GLYNNS VOL. 34

EXPLORING PRESBYTERIANISM EAST OF BALLYMENA. Dr Eull Dunlop

 

Account of a field trip taken by the Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland, round Ballymena, Clough, Broughshane & Slemish. Reproduction of order of service- Bicententery Commemmoration 1945 Ballymena; coloured Photograph of stained glass window in Clough Presbyterian Church; Photograph of Cushendall Presbyterian Church.
THE ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT IN ANTRIM

 

Joseph McBrinn Background; Ruskin, Morris et al in 19th century; the establishment in 1894 of the Arts and Crafts Society in Ireland, in Dublin; Celtic Revivalism; Joseph Biggar , and the importance of Feis na Gleann as a showcase for local crafts; the Cushendall and Ballymena Toy making.

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Reproduction of membership card of the Socialist League; Photograph of William Morris; Rosamund Praegar’s ‘Finola’
‘HALLOWED PLACE’ Anne McCormick Poem  
SET IN STONE ? Danny Morgan

 

Exploring some stone carvings and features around Ballycastle, the 17th century inscription in the grounds of Holy Trinity,Ramoan church and graveyard, the McCarroll inscription; the Indian carving in Quay Road; the industrial chimney in Mary Street.

 

Photograph of chimney and house in Park Manor
KODACHROME DAYS Anne-Marie Fyfe Poem  
DANIEL DARRAGH : PATRIOT FROM N. ANTRIM (1836- 1870)

 

Dr Padraig O Baoighill

 

 

Teacher in Cushendun and Glenshesk around 1860; Darragh was local leader of the IRB; Belfast and Manchester; life imprisonment , died in Millbank, and buried in Ballycastle.

 

Photograph of ruins of Glenshesk school
‘CELTIC SPIRITUALITY’
Ita McMichael Poem  
SCAWT HILL Paul Tempan

 

Walking from Larne to Glenarm over Scawt Hill; description, topography,ritual enclosures, standing stones.

 

Colour Photograph of Scawt Hill; Photograph of standing stones
MCMICHAEL’S MEDICAL HALL (1906 – 1982) Ita McMichael

 

Account of the author’s family connections to the Pharmacy in Ballycastle; dispensing; old remedies; the importance of dispensaries before the National Health scheme.  
A TRIBUTE TO MRS A A K LEWIS.   Long time resident of Cushendall who arrived in 1930 as wife to the then Bank manager; involved in the Hospital Management Committee, the Golf Club, the local Church of Ireland. Photograph of her gravestone
THE PROPOSED LARNE TO PARKMORE LIGHT RAILWAY Kevin O’Hagan

 

 

For shipping of iron ore and for tourist use; detailed account of the proposals, costs, engineering, difficulties etc. 2 Photographs of Larne c 1900 ; 2 small maps.
PEOPLE AND PLACES AROUND OLD BALLYCASTLE 

 

D J McGill Examining 18th century Estate Papers, building up a picture of Ballycastle as it then was.

 

2 Photographs: The Boyd Arms; Harriets Lane
‘NO EASY WAY OUT’ Peter Wynton Poem  
PADDY THE PIGEON NPS-43-9451 Elizabeth Hoy

 

Touching story of a WWII carrier pigeon bred in Carnlough; made the fastest Channel crossing during the Normandy landings, and was awarded the Dicken Medal.

 

2 Photographs: of Paddy & of the Medal.
CELEBRATING LOCAL HISTORY 2006 Yvonne Hirst

 

The Library and Information Services Council; its work this year delivering local history resources and services.  
SEA ANGLING ALONG THE ANTRIM COAST IN BYGONE DAYS Robert McMullan

 

The history of angling in the area; anecdotes of places and people associated with local fishing.  
MASTER JOHN JAMES STEWART (1897 – 1966) OF NEWTOWMCROMMELIN AND MONEYREA : A 40TH ANNIVERSARY NOTE Dr Eull Dunlop

 

Biography; principal of Richard Lyttle Memorial School in Moneyrea; elder of the Presbyterian Church in Granshaw.

 

Photograph of Newtowncrommelin Church
FATHER JOHN FITZSIMMONS(1806-1869)    Short account of the life of this priest who served in what was then Layde and Ardclinis Parish (1837). He oversaw the completion of the churches in Cushendall and the Bay at Glenariffe.  
THE MCCAMBRIDGES OF CARNASHEERAN Malachy McSparran

 

The author traces this family from Kintyre in the 17th century to the present day,establishing possible links with his own family.  
EMIGRANTS AND EXILES ADD TOTHE RICH HISTORY OF THE PAST

 

Dr David Hume Short tribute to various successful emigrants from The Glens of Antrim: William Coulter, maritime painter; William Calwell, builder; John Neilson, architect and rebel in ’98; Rev John Glendy,Presbyterian minister forced to flee after the ’98; Andrew Jackson,President of USA.  
A WEE DROP OF SUSTENANCE AT THE TOP OF THE GLEN  S. Alex Blair

 

Extract from poem by John Hewitt – ‘Glenariffe and Parkmore’ – describing the bleak landscape in winter: then the story of the shepherd who kept a still at Parkmore,and would dispense a drop of poteen to travellers from Cushendall to Ballymena.  
‘THE PEACE OF CORRYMEELA’ Peter Wynton Poem  
RUNDALE AND RUNRIG : IRISH AND SCOTTISH TENANT FARMING

Lecture given in Ballycastle (2005)

Dr Jonathon Bell

 

 

Explaining this farming system and how it operated in marginal land; the Scottish connection, Donegal and the West of Ireland; historical and geographical evidence. 2 drawings: a typical rundale settlement, and Ballygill clachan on Rathlin : Photograph of James Gillan of Losset on a Cushendall pony
40TH ANNIVERSARY ADDRESS TO THE GLENS OF ANTRIM HISTORICAL SOCIETY (2006) S. Alex Blair

 

On the subject of ‘ceilidhing’ & ‘good-neighbourliness’ as exemplified in the traditions of the Glens.  
BALLYCASTLE COASTGUARD STATION Denis Mayne

 

History of the building, mid 19th century; its plan and design.

 

Drawing of the site 1867
HISTORIC DIARY RETURNS TO N.IRELAND

 

Very Rev. Dr. Godfrey Brown The Bisset Diary  (published by the Society), presented to Derry and Raphoe Dioscesan Library at a small ceremony in Magee College Derry.  

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