Lecture Series 2014 – 2015

Dates  Available Lecture Topic Speaker  September 26th 2014  “The History of Uilleann  Piping” Terry Moylan  October 24th 2014     “Ballintoy’s Hidden History” Robert Corbett  November 21st 2014     “Remembering Richard Hayward: Irish film actor, writer and musician (1892-1964)” Paul Clements  January 23rd 2015  “Merchant sailors from Glenann to Glenarm lost in The Great War” Iain Bradley […]

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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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Next Lecture: “The History of Uilleann Piping” A Talk & Recital on The Music & Culture of the Irish Pipes by Terry Moylan, Na Piobairi Uilleann

Friday 26th September at 8.00pm (following the AGM) in The Parish Centre Cushendall

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MARCONI and BALLYCASTLE

Editorial Note.  The following article is the text of a lecture given by the late Hugh Alexander Boyd M.A. M.Lit. M.Phil. M.A.(Ed) H.DipEd. (1907-1996) at St. Mary Star of the Sea Secondary School on the occasion of Ballycastle Civic Week in August 1968. We are grateful to Mrs Pearl Boyd for her permission to print […]

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FORUM ACCESS

We had been experiencing some difficulties where new users could not validate their accounts on the forum and they could not login; we are pleased to say this problem has now been fixed. Can any users who have had problems try logging once again, access should be fine. Can we also urge any users who […]

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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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