INDEX of THE GLYNNS Vol. 38

AN ARTIST APART  A PORTRAIT OF CHARLES MCAULEY

Desima Connolly

 

The life and work of the Glens’ most celebrated artist; written by his granddaughter.

Cover detail. Charlie McAuley self portrait.

PHOTOGRAPHING THE PRESENT FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

Niall McCaughan

 

The importance of images from the past & the need to record the lives of local people now, for future generations.

 

Photographs: the McCaughan family with horse and cart 1922; Kevin McCaughan branding sheep 1980s; family collecting wool bales 1980s; Easter Egg rolling Glenshesk 2009; Glenshesk Bridge 2008.

MUSKETS ON THE SABBATH: LESSONS FROM LOCAL HISTORY

Dr David Hume

 

Ballycarry and its role in the ’98 Rebellion; William Nelson, James Orr; the role of Presbyterians; the Independent Orange Order.

 

WILLIAM ARTHUR (1819 – 1901): SON OF GLENDUN

Dr Eull Dunlop

 

 

Exploring the life and works of this 19th century Presbyterian minister who may have been born in Glendun.

Photograph of William Arthur

‘SPARABLES AND TWO-SCOOP CAPS’ MEMORIES OF TESSIE O’NEILL (NEE MCILHATTON) 1914 – 1930s

Helen McAlister

 

Background of the McIlhattons, shoemakers; the memories of Tessie O’Neill growing up in Skerry East, going into service, marriage & children.

 

THE GLENARM SALTWORKS

Charles Ludlow

 

Account of the setting up of the saltworks in Glenarm in the early 1700s; using coal from Ballycastle;the salt taxes; closure in 1859.

 

ONE MAN AND HIS DOG

 

The life and times of Jimmy McVeigh, born 1931 in Ballycastle; coalminer in Doncaster; hurling champion; coalminer in Craigfad Mine.

 

5 Photographs: McVeigh brothers; All Ireland Hurling 1959; entrance to Craigfad Mine; Jimmy McVeigh and others at the Mine

DAILY LIFE IN THE BALLYCASTLE WORKHOUSE

Deirdre Roberts

 

Brief background, referencing article in Volume 37 by Frank Rogers. Extracts from the Master’s Journal and the Minutes of the Board of Governors 1891– 1904

 

CLOUGH UNITED IRISHMEN EXECUTED IN AUSTRALIA

Harry Hume

 

Story of the author’s ancestor; deported to NSW for his part in the ’98 Rebellion; in 1804 a rebellion crushed, and Samuel Hume executed. Called now the ‘Battle of Vinegar Hill’, it was the first armed conflict between Euopeans on Australian soil; a commemorative plaque erected.

 

Contemporary painting of the battle; 2 Photographs of the commemorative site.

SCAWT HILL

Felix McKillop

 

At Cairncastle, the hill overlooks the scene of a brutal killing during the 1641 rebellion, is the site of the discovery of Scawtite, a rare mineral & in 1869 a local shepherd fell to his death from the summit.

 

2 colour Photographs: of Scawt Hill and the Old Road.

LURIGEADAN:THE RIDGE OF THE FACE OR BROW

Dominic O’Loan

 

Extensive promontory fort on the summit – late Bronze Age through to the Iron Age; centre of trading and defence, and possibly of religious ceremonies.

Gaelic names associated with the mountain; Finn McCool in the ‘Lig na Bhfiann’ ; Dunclamorna – Clan Morna one of two clans contributing warriors to the Fianna; Lignatober – hollow of the well.

3 colour Photographs of the mountain.

KNOCKLAYD

 

Eileen McAuley

Overlooking Glenshesk and Glentaisie; Knocklayd was the scene of battle between the McDonnells and Shane O’Neill 1565; account of the battle and subsequent history; death of Shane O’Neill at Castle Carra

 

3 colour Photographs of Knocklayd; map of O’Neill’s route; painting of O’Neill at the court of Queen Elizabeth.

TIEVEBULLIAGH

Dominic O’Loan

 

Origins of the name; one alternative to ‘the hill of the booleying’ is the ‘Hillside of the Hammering’ which would tie in with the presence of a Stone Age axe factory.

 

3 colour Photographs ; Tievebulliagh; stone fragments; rough axe head.

SET IN STONE : PART 2

Danny Morgan

 

Following on from Volume 34;further details of interesting stones. 16th century O’Carroll gravestone in Ramoan; broken sculpture of an Indian River God , now in Ballycastle museum; mosaic floor in Ramsays Pharmacy in Ann Street ( now removed); the ‘Charles Gray’ plaque 1740; hollow stone and gravemarker in Bonamargy; Alexander McDonnell headstone, and remains of O’Scally headstone, both Bonamargy.

 

Photographs of all the artefacts mentioned with the exception of the O’Carroll stone.

HISTORICAL DISCOVERIES IN BALLYCASTLE

Danny McGill

 

New archaeological discoveries; the ‘Castle’ of Ballycastle; 16th century stone well; possible remains of a Norman motte on the site of Holy Trinity Church.

 

Photographs and illustrations of each feature.

HOW ‘ BEN WELLERORIE’ BECAME AGNEW’S HILL

Paul Tempan

 

Looking at Mercator’s map of the area in mid 16th century; identifying Agnew’s Hill , and name changes through the centuries.

 

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