Ballintoy’s Hidden History

    On Saturday 2 February 2013 the society launched ‘ Ballintoy’s Hidden History’ funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s All Our Stories programme to explore and tell the story of three less well-known sites in the Ballintoy area, namely Templastragh Church, Ballintoy Castle and an eighteenth-century school at White Park Bay.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               […]

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The Glynns 2014 now available!

In a fresh new format, The Glynns 2014 is an attractive and informative addition to our ebooks range.  Containing detailed and illustrated articles on the history of the Glens of Antrim with a new special features section, the journal has proved very popular in hard copy and we anticipate the same response to this our […]

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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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