Proposed Lectures 2015/2015

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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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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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