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 lived attempt to send female inmates to the Australian Colonies; a poignant account of the life of one inmate during that period.

 

O.S map of the area 1909; Photograph George Williamson; plan of Dunfanaghy Workhouse; typical layout; the O’Connor monument; table of inmates in 1847; plaque at Crockatinney in the Paupers Graveyard.

THE LONG-LINE FISHERMAN IDENTIFIED

James McQuilken

 

The 19th century photographer Robert Welch, known for his pictures of working men and their gear; his photo of a Rathlin fisherman now identified as Joseph Brown, who was also a champion rower in the Portrush Regatta in 1872.

 

Reproduction of the Robert Welch Photograph; Photograph of Joseph Brown in later life.

STRANGE BEHAVIOURS : A HISTORY OF NATURALISTS AND NATURE STUDIES IN THE GLENS OF ANTRIM

Philip.S Watson

 

Exploring the Glens from earliest times; Richard Dobbs; 20th century naturalists, Welch, Praeger et al; the work of the RNIB; the designation of the Glens as an AONB and ASSI.

 

LONG FORGOTTEN GAELIC SONGS OF RATHLIN AND THE GLENS

Sorcha Nic Lochlainn

 

Collecting folksongs; Bunting in the 18th century; Eoin MacNeill; James Hamilton Delargy and others in the 19th century; the Irish and Scots Gaelic tradition especially on Rathlin.

 

SOME BYWAYS IN THE SEARCH FOR JOHN SAYERS R.N.

Jean Ludlow

 

The authors search for the records of her great-great-great grandfather in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Finds connections to Glenarm, the Lutine Bell, Lord Nelson and Emma Hamilton, Wolfe Tone and the ’98.

 

Photograph of St. Patrick’s Church Glenarm; the Tory Island Medallion; the Foudroyant Medallion

ULSTER SCOTS IN THE GLENS

Brian MacLochlainn

 

Comprehensive overview of the dialect heard in the Glens.Origins of English and its dialects; the Makars; influence of the Reformation and the Union with England; the Kailyard School; modern Ulster Scots and ‘Ullans’.

 

ERECTION OF PLAQUE DEDICATED TO HUMBERT CRAIG

Harry Hume

 

The erection of a Blue Plaque to the painter Humbert Craig at his cottage in Cushendun.

 

Photograph of group outside Craig’s Tornamona Cottage

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