Local Archaeological Excavations: March 2014

The Historical Society has agreed to take part in a series of three archaeological excavations in conjunction with The Landscape Partnership and Queen’s University Belfast’s Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork.      Dominic O’Loan reports on the first dig.                                                                                  “The first dig took place from March 20th –March 27th on the sand dunes above Cushendun beach, opposite […]

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MARCH LECTURE: FROM ISLAND TO ISLAND TO ISLAND BY MARY O’DRISCOLL. 8.30pm Parish Centre Cushendall. Friday 21st March 2014. ALL WELCOME

  In her lecture “From Island to Island to Island”, Mary O’Driscoll, manager of Rathlin Ferries and Cape Clear Holidays will discuss the nature of her work during the summer months on both Rathlin Island http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rathlin_Island and Cape Clear Island http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Clear_Island Mary will also discuss the fascinating islands around the world she has visited.  The […]

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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG- DEADLINE 4TH MARCH

The society has been invited to take part in an archaeological dig at Cushendun, from  18th – 28th March.  It is an opportunity for members to participate in this dig, however, numbers are limited and places will be allocated on a first- come basis. Any member wishing to be involved should contact the office between […]

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FORTHCOMING LECTURE “OLD CUSTOMS” LEONARD QUIGG

In this month of lovers and St. Valentine, Leonard Quigg will dare to delve into the subject of ‘The North Antrim Man in Love’ in his forthcoming talk to The Glens of Antrim Historical Society. Entitled “Old Customs” Leonard Quigg undertakes a light-hearted and none-too-reverent exploration of the characteristic dialect of the area with revelations […]

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FORTHCOMING LECTURE: MARY-ANN McCRACKEN by DEIRDRE LARKIN . 8.30PM Parish Centre Cushendall. Friday 24th JANUARY 2014. All Welcome.

MARY ANN McCRACKEN 1770 – 1866                                                              Mary Ann McCracken is too often remembered just as the sister of Henry Joy McCracken, who was executed for his part in the Rising of 1798. However, she is a formidable figure in her own right. During her long life she was in the forefront of social reform […]

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“Mary Ann McCracken”, A Lecture By Deirdre Larkin – 24th January 2014

The life of Mary Ann McCracken, democrat and social reformer, has been overshadowed by the life of her more famous brother, Henry Joy, although she outlived him by 68 years and was politically active until just a few years before her death at the age of 96. Mary Ann was born in 1770, the same year […]

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SEASONS GREETINGS

To all our members, in our thoughts, at home or far away. Wishing you all “A Merry Christmas & Happy New Year”      From the committee and office team The Glens of Antrim Historical Society Some of our favourite images of the year – see below                                         

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New Video – History Of The Glens Of Antrim

Enjoy a wander through the history of The Glens of Antrim from it’s earliest times with the Historical Society’s own Dominic, Paul, Felix & Frank and trace the evolution of human habitation in The Glens from the Mesolithic era to present day.  This little film features key landmarks in each of the nine glens and […]

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IRELAND AND THE GREAT WAR: THE DEREK SMYTH LECTURE

Derek Smyth will look at the role Ireland played in the great war and at the circumstances surrounding the recruitment, enlistment and the return of Irishmen as veterans of the so-called ‘war to end all wars’   In total, about 210,000 Irishmen served in the British forces during World War One. Since there was no […]

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FORTHCOMING LECTURE: IRELAND AND THE GREAT WAR BY DEREK SMYTH . 8.30PM Parish Centre Cushendall. Friday 22nd NOVEMBER 2013. All Welcome.

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