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 […]

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LECTURES 2015/2016

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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.

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THE CAMPELTOWN CUSTOMS RECORDS by Jimmy Irvine

This article first appeared in Volume 4 of The Glynns in 1976.  It is presented here with additional photographs and hyperlinks.   The Campbeltown Port Customs Records consist of outgoing letters from the Collector of Customs at the port to the Board of Customs at Edinburgh, together with further volumes of incoming directives and enquiries from […]

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HURLING IN ANTRIM by Seamus Clarke

This article first appeared in Volume 3 of The Glynns in 1975.  It is presented here with additional photographs and hyperlinks. “I wandered down by Legge Green”, wrote contributor `Lurigedan’ in the pages of  ‘The Glensman’, some forty years ago. “It is peopled by wraiths and all armed with shinneys”. The changing shape of the […]

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Memoirs Of The Geological Survey: To Accompany Sheet 14 Of The Maps Of The Geological Survey Of Ireland: Symes R.G. & McHenry, A. With Palaeontological Notes By W.H Baily. Dublin (1886)

Reproduced Courtesy: Geological Survey of Ireland, Geological Survey Northern Ireland & British Geological Survey  http://www.geologicalmaps.net/irishhistmaps/index.cfm                                                                

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THE ORDNANCE SURVEY MEMOIR FOR THE PARISH OF RATHLIN

    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 […]

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QUILTING By Mrs. Rose Emerson

(This article first appeared in 1975 in Volume 3 of The Glynns.  It is presented here with additional photographs and hyperlinks.)   My mind goes back seventy years to 1904 and the first Feis in the Glens. One wonders about all the craftsmen and women whose work filled Holden’s big hall at Waterfoot.   Holden’s […]

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Statistical Account of Ardclinis and Laid by The Rev. Richard Stewart Dobbs, Curate

(This article first appeared in Volume 2 of The Glynns in 1974; it is presented here with added photographs and hyperlinks)   Having previously published the Ordnance Survey Memoirs for both the above parishes, the Society now presents a reprint of a survey made in 1817, some fifteen years by their curate.  The survey is […]

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Archaeological Excavations In The Glens of Antrim: Past, Present & Future Cormac McSparron. QUB

The following slide show was presented by Cormac McSparron,Fieldwork director at The Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork QUB, to the society on Friday 22nd May in St. Mary’s Parish Centre Cushendall. It is reproduced here by kind permission of Cormac for which the society is most grateful.                   […]

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