Ordnance Survey Memoirs for the parishes of Carncastle and Killyglen

Interest in these memoirs has led to the inclusion of Carncastle and Killyglen in the series published in The Glynns. There are four memoirs for these parishes. The first dated 1833 is by Lieut. Hore, the second and third by James Boyle 1835, and Lieut. Bleakley’s memoir on schools 1840. They are all printed here … Read more

Don Enrique Reynaldo MacDonnell – Admiral of the Spanish Navy 1753-1823

In the Naval Museum of Madrid there hangs a portrait of a man who was a direct descendant of the famous Somhairle Buí MacDomhnaill. His name was Henry Randal MacDonnell and, among the records of the naval archives at Viso del Marqués, there is a large bundle of documents concerning him from which it is … Read more

The Land League in North Antrim 1880–1882 by JRB McMinn

This article first appeared in The Glynns Volume 11 (1983).  It is reproduced here in full. The general election of 1880 resulted in the formation of William Ewart Gladstone’s second Liberal administration. In Ireland the new government was immediately confronted with an extremely serious situation requiring remedial action. The continuing agricultural depression, which had begun … Read more

Dean William Henry’s Topographical Description of the Coast of County Antrim and North Down

This article originally appeared in “The Glynns” Volume 2 (1974) CO. ANTRIM The County Town: Carrickergus Towns: Belfast, Antrim, Ballymenagh, Lisburn, Ballimoney, Ballycastle, Randalstown1, Larne. Fair Head Point: In describing this county I shall begin with the Fair Head Point in the north-east most remote part of Ireland, situated in the barony of Cary, which … Read more