Kelp Burning In The Glens of Antrim by Douglas Harper

By Douglas Harper   The burning of seaweed to make kelp was one of the oldest traditional industries to flourish round the coasts of Ireland.  For some it was their only livelihood; to most it was a seasonal occupation which brought them those little extras to make life more comfortable.  A new suit or frock […]

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Who Are We ?

  The Glens of Antrim Historical Society Office Bearers:   Chairperson: Mr Frank Rogers     Vice-Chair: Mr Iain Bradley      Secretary: Mr Dominic O’Loan       Treasurer: Miss Eileen Mc Auley         Contact Us: The Old Schoolhouse 25 Mill Street, Cushendall County Antrim BT44 0RR e-mail: antrimhistory@gmail.com Web address: www.antrimhistory.net   Telephone […]

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Terry Moylan: Archivist, Na Píobairí Uilleann

Terry Moylan started learning the pipes with Leo Rowsome in 1968. He became a member of Na Píobairí Uilleann the same year and has served on the committee of NPU since 1971. He is also one of the founding members of the Folk Music Society of Ireland in 1971 and has been on several occasions […]

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Some Place Names In The Parish Of Ballintoy

    Coolmaghery The corner of the plain. Knocksoghey The hill of the vessel (ship). Ballintoy The northern town. Larrybane The White site (of the fort). Carrickarede The rock of the passage (of the salmon). Portareevy The port of the dwarf. Magheracastle The plain of the Cashel (or stone fort). Lagavar The hollow of the […]

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Ordnance Survey Memoir For The Parish Of Culfeightrin*

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 Royal Ireland Public Record Office for its assistance in transcribing the text. The Society has already published the Ordnance Survey Memoirs for a number of parishes within the Glens, […]

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Lecture Series 2014-2015

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THE MILLS OF THE MIDDLE GLENS by Malachy McSparran Volume 4 (1976)

  Up until about twenty-five years ago, the mill was a prominent feature in the life of this area of the Middle Glens. Since that time when the last mill ceased to function, they have gradually disappeared. The purpose of this article is to identify and record what information is known about these mills before […]

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Lord Antrim Papers Useful Link www.proni.gov.uk/introduction_antrim_d2977.pdf

http://www.proni.gov.uk/introduction_antrim_d2977.pdf    

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“NOTES ON THE BLACKS AND McCURDYS OF THE GLENS AND RATHLIN”. Brian S. Turner

An apparently simple family name like Black can present quite a problem of identification. Its very simplicity makes it universal as a descriptive name and even in our small country it can come to us from several sources. In England and Scotland the name can derive from the Old English word “blaec” or “blac” meaning […]

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Annual General Meeting Friday 26th September 2014 at 7.30pm. St. Mary’s Parish Centre, Cushendall.

This year the AGM will be followed by a talk and recital on the music and culture of the Irish pipes by Terry Moylan of Na Píobairí Uilleann, entitled :‘The History of Uilleann Piping’. Our Chairman Frank Rogers will then launch The Glynns volume 42. The evening will conclude with light refreshments.

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