CARNLOUGH HARBOUR DEVELOPMENT SCHEME, 1854—1864 by Jimmy Irvine

The Marchioness of Londonderry inherited her Carnlough Estate on the death of her mother, the Countess of Antrim, in 1834.     Anne-Catherine MacDonnell, Countess of Antrim (circa. 1798)  The  Marchioness did not begin to develop this estate till ten years later on account of her being abroad with her husband.  During the following twenty […]

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GRAVESTONE INSCRIPTIONS FROM NAPPAN By Brian S. Turner KILLYCRAPPIN GRAVEYARD County Antrim O.S. Sheet 20. Grid Ref. 292225.

  Killycrappin is one of those private corners of Ireland for which we have no evidence that it has ever been anything else.  It is on that part of the steep coast of Antrim which runs from just north of Carnlough to Garron Point and is know as the ‘Largy’.  (Leargaidh – the side or […]

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One of two lectures delivered by Hugh A Boyd during Ballycastle Civic Week, 1968

Old Ballycastle BALLYCASTLE is situated in the north-eastern corner of County Antrim on a bay midway between Kenbann Head and Fair Head. The town developed on the left bank of the river Tow, about half a mile upstream from Ballycastle Bay. It formed the caput or capital of the Barony of Carey, which extends from […]

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NOTES ON BALLYCASTLE IN THE OLDEN DAYS. Canon Isaac Purcell Barnes, B.A., & Hugh Alexander Boyd

These notes have been compiled from MS. papers written about the year 1906 by the late Canon Isaac Purcell Barnes, B.A., Incumbent of Ballycastle Church 1874 – 1921. They have been edited and additional material has been included by Hugh Alexander Boyd.   (Sketch Map of Ballycastle 1760) At the time that Ballycastle Church was […]

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  Andrews, J., Page, M. and Sheehan, T. Ballycastle Golf Club 1890-1990 In conjunction with its centenary celebrations Ballycastle Golf Club has published an interesting history of the club from its foundation in 1890 until the present day. It was a fortunate day for Ballycastle when a golf club was formed as otherwise there is […]

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PHOTOGRAPH: GENERAL VIEW OF CUSHENDALL

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TOWNLANDS IN THE COUNTY ANTRIM PLACENAMES IN THE PARISH OF DUNLOY AND CLOUGHMILLS by CAHAL DALLAT

  Anticur An tigh coradh The house of the weir or carry. * Anticur House was at one time the residence of Lord Fleming, Baron of Slane. Artiferral Ard tigh Fearghail The hill of Farrell’s house Ballinaloob Baile na luib Townland of the river bends * The land here is very flat and low-lying and […]

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A WALK AROUND GLENARIFF by EUGENE McGAUGHEY

  “Now Carneil’s behind me As I walk on my way Lurigedan stands before me. And the Castle at Red Bay. There to my right a lovely sight As I look towards Cushendall I see the coast of Scotland With lovely mountains tall And as I walk towards Waterfoot To my left I look again […]

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OTHER PENAL MASS SITES IN NORTH ANTRIM Rev. Patrick McKavanagh

With the destruction of buildings used for Catholic public worship during the sixteenth century Mass had to be celebrated in strange places, in private homes and huts, in sheds and stables or in the open air. Lest the situation should become unseemly, a Synod of the province of Armagh, which included North Antrim, decreed as […]

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