Uillean Piping Week-end

As part of the Uillean Piping week-end 25th – 27th September, on Friday 25th there is a talk in the Boat Club at 7.30 for 8pm by Martin Dowling from the School of Music at Queen’s, ‘The Gaelic League, the Feis Ceoil and the Pipers’ – £2.00. Also there will be a display in Danny … Read more

Lady Frances Anne Vane’s County Antrim Estate: By Jimmy Irvine

(This article first appeared in The Glynns Vol. 3, 1975. It is presented here with additional hyperlinks and photographs) By the kind permission of Lord Antrim, I had been at work for some time on papers stowed away in the Estate Office at Glenarm. To go there and read, meant a run of only two … Read more

Annual General Meeting Friday 18th September 2015 at 7.30pm. St. Mary’s Parish Centre, Cushendall.

Annual General Meeting Friday 18th September 2015 at 7.30pm. St. Mary’s Parish Centre, Cushendall.   This year the AGM will be followed by a musical recital. Our Chairman Frank Rogers will then launch The Glynns volume 43. The evening will conclude with light refreshments.


    The Society is indebted to Mr. P. M Bottomly, research assistant at the Public Record Office, Northern Ireland, for the following introductory note on the initial stages of the Ordnance Survey in Ireland.  “In 1824 a Royal Commission, which had investigated problems of land valuation in Ireland, recommended that the entire island should … Read more

‘Mythconceptions in Irish History’ Friday 24th April 2015

This months talk is not the talk previously advertised.  Instead the subject of the Glens of Antrim Historical Society in St Mary’s Parish Centre, Cushendall on Friday 24th April at 8.30pm is ‘Mythconceptions in Irish History’.  It takes the form of a light-hearted, yet challenging, illustrated talk looking at some of the myths, legends, misconceptions, … Read more

Members’ emails

Some members have received suspicious email purporting to come from our info@antrimhistory.net address which claims that they have been sent ‘documents’ and this, accompanied by the GoogleDocs logo (triangular shape), appears quite convincing.  Can we ask that for the next few days you check your incoming mail carefully and mark as SPAM & delete unopened … Read more


Editorial Note.  The following article is the text of a lecture given by the late Hugh Alexander Boyd M.A. M.Lit. M.Phil. M.A.(Ed) H.DipEd. (1907-1996) at St. Mary Star of the Sea Secondary School on the occasion of Ballycastle Civic Week in August 1968. We are grateful to Mrs Pearl Boyd for her permission to print … Read more