INDEX of THE GLYNNS Vol. 39

BACK TO THE GLENS : A MCKAY ODYSSEY

Alexander McKay

 

 

The author’s attempt to piece together his family history; connections to Glenarm and Carnlough.

Photographs : from the early 20th century; gravestone inscriptions.

DAVIS BOYD’S ‘GHOST HOUSE’ & COLONEL HUGH BOYD’S ‘GREAT ROAD’

David J McGill

 

Exploring old maps, in search of Ballycastle’s industrial heritage.

 

3 maps 18th and 19th centuries; 3 photos of vanished landmarks.

OUR MAN IN THE VATICAN

Martin O’Brien

 

Transcript of lecture November 2010. The making of a TV documentary series – ‘ Our Man In The Vatican’ and the sequel ‘Our Man In The Vatican- The Papal Visit’.

 

2 Photographs of the author & the director of the series; with the Ambassador.

AS OTHERS SEE US : TRAVEL WRITERS IN IRELAND

Frank Rogers

 

Accounts of Ireland from the earliest times; Ptolomy, Tacitus, Patrick; through the 8th to 12th centuries; Elizabethan accounts; Samuel Johnson; De La Tocnaye; 19th century figures such as Thackeray; to the present day, Masefield, H V morton, Padraic Colum.

 

Illustrations : Ptolomy’s map of Ireland; ‘An Irish Feast’ (Elizabethan); 3 19th century cartoons.

DAVAAR : AN ISLAND WITH A DIFFERENCE

Mavis Gulliver

 

Small tidal island in the mouth of Campbeltown Loch; part of the Kingdom of Dalriada,familiar to the McDonnells as they travelled between their territories.

 

Colour Photographs of the island

THE UNMISTAKEABLE HUMP : SLEMISH AND OTHER POWERFUL PLACES

Dennis Kennedy

 

Lecture to the Society October 2010. Exploring the sense of place, in poetry, prose, and personal recollections.

 

A SERENDIPITOUS CHURCHILLIAN ENCOUNTER IN BROUGHSHANE

Dr Tony Redmond

 

Account of a local man’s grandfather, and his involvement in Winston Churchill’s military career in the Boer War.

 

Photograph of memorial

NAPOLEON’S MARSHAL IN CO. ANTRIM, JULY 1825

Alaisdair Roberts

 

Napoleon’s Marshal – a McDonald- looking for his roots in South Uist. First hand account of his travels across to N. Antrim, through Cushendall and Glenarm.

 

 

DETERMINED SURVIVORS : THE EARLS OF ANTRIM 1870 – 1921

Dr Olwen Purdue

 

Through crop failures, famine, agricultural depression; rent reductions, compulsory land purchases : how the Earls of Antrim managed, by careful economic investment and planned land sales, to retain ownership of their estates from the 14th century to the present day.

 

CUSHENDALL IN THE 1930s

Alex Thompson

 

A look at Cushendall in the 30s; tourism, facilities, agriculture etc.

 

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