This article first appeared in The Glynns Volume 6 (1978).  It is re- presented here in it’s original format.       The Society wishes to thank the Officers of the Royal Irish Academy for kindly permitting the publication of this Memoir, and the Staff of the Northern Ireland Public Record Office for its assistance … Read more

Cushendall Cottage Hospital 1885 by Helen McAlister

This article first appeared in The Glynns Volume 8 (1980).  It is re-presented here with additional photographs and hyperlinks.                       Larne Times 5th June 1915     MEDICAL OFFICERS 1885 Dr. John W. Fogarty 1903 Dr. Michael John O’Kane 1929 Dr. Alex J. McSparran 1973 Dr. John G. McSparran MATRONS 1885 Sister Katherine McDonnell. … Read more

My father was at the Battle of the Somme. Wartime Memories: An excerpt from The Glens of Antrim Historical Society’s Oral History Project.

THE FIRST WORLD WAR: My father was at the Battle of the Somme and came through it. He wasn’t really 18 but he let on he was 18. He was a few weeks off it. He was a shoemaker, he cobbled. My mother was 25 when she got married. My father was the same age, … Read more

Day Trip to Enniskillen Friday 20th May 2016

The society are planning a trip to the historic town of Enniskillen on Friday 20th May 2016.  The tour will include a boat journey and guided tour of Devenish Island, a tour by water of the island town, lunch in the Killyhevlin Hotel overlooking the River Erne, a visit to Castlecoole-the finest Palladian mansion in … Read more

January Lecture: The speaker on Friday 22nd January…

…will be Leonard Quigg, a committee member of the Glens of Antrim Historical Society, and the subject of his illustrated presentation will be “Robert Quigg V.C. – a Bushmills Hero.” Rifleman (later Sergeant) Robert Quigg was a soldier in The Royal Irish Rifles during The Great War of 1914 – 1918 and he was awarded … Read more