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 […]
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 […]
FORTHCOMING LECTURE: IRELAND AND THE GREAT WAR BY DEREK SMYTH . 8.30PM Parish Centre Cushendall. Friday 22nd NOVEMBER 2013. All Welcome.
Editorial Page 3 Environmental Heritage Resources in the Irish Landscape John Feehan Page 4 The Terrier of North Connor Hugh A. Boyd Page 10 Retreat from Kintyre: The evidence of Names Alasdair Roberts Page 14 John Hewitt’s Chosen Ground Jack McCann Page 23 Learning the Ropes Patrick Murray Page 27 Place-names of Ballymena […]
Hugh A Boyd:- This book is dedicated to the many elderly people and children who have come together in sharing their history and heritage. It is carrying water to the river to state that both Mr. Dallat and Mrs. Gibson are eminently qualified to write this book. Mr. Dallat has served on committees and councils […]
Federation for Ulster Local Studies:- This book brings together for the first time in one volume excellent articles on our various Ulster customs which are repeated with the seasons each year. The contributors, who are all experts in their own field, include such well-known names as Linda M. Ballard, Professor Ronnie Buchanan, Cahal Dallat, Vivian […]
IRISH FOLKWAYS by E. Estyn Evans. Publishers Routledge of London and New York, xvi + 324 pages plus 16 black and white plates. £6.95 (softback).
This tightly-packed gold mine of information is now appearing in its sixth reprint, having first appeared in 1957, and I should think it would be an extremely difficult task to find a dissatisfied handful of readers among those who have purchased this book over the years. With regard to layout, the book is a […]
BASSETTS COUNTY ANTRIM — ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO. Reprint by Friar’s Bush Press, Belfast. 1989. 412 pages. Price £7.50.
Local historians everywhere will be delighted that Friar’s Bush Press have had the foresight to reprint Bassett’s Directories and County Guides for Antrim, Down and Armagh—the only ones published for Ulster counties. The Antrim volume, first published in Dublin in 1886, is a compendium of social history, local history and genealogy. This marvellous historical […]
SEASONAL CUSTOMS The Journal of Ulster Local Studies, Vol. 10, No. 2: Winter 1988: Federation for Ulster Local Studies. Price £2.50.
This book brings together for the first time in one volume excellent articles on our various Ulster customs which are repeated with the seasons each year. The contributors, who are all experts in their own field, include such well-known names as Linda M. Ballard, Professor Ronnie Buchanan, Cahal Dallat, Vivian Pollock and Paddy Tunney. […]
BOOK REVIEW: Burns, Cecil: PAUPER TO PATIENT: A History of the Route Hospital, Ballymoney, 1840—1987 Impact Printing, Coleraine and Ballycastle.
The inspiration for this book came from a paper entitled “The History of the Route Hospital” delivered by Dr. C. Burns to the Viking Surgeons’ Club in September 1987. It soon became obvious that it was impossible to do justice to such an important subject during the course of a lecture lasting only one […]
Latest Society News
- FORTHCOMING LECTURE: IRELAND AND THE GREAT WAR BY DEREK SMYTH . 8.30PM Parish Centre Cushendall. Friday 22nd NOVEMBER 2013. All Welcome.
- FORTHCOMING LECTURE: THE ULSTER SUFFRAGETTES BY DR MARGARET WARD. 8.30PM Parish Centre Cushendall. Friday 25th October 2013. All Welcome.
- The Glynns 2013 now available to download!
- Glens of Antrim Historical Society committee for 2013– 2014.
- Launch of THE GLYNNS Vol. 41(2013)
Latest From The Glynns Archives
- New Video – History Of The Glens Of Antrim
- IRELAND AND THE GREAT WAR: THE DEREK SMYTH LECTURE
- THE GLYNNS VOLUME 18 (1990): CONTENTS
- BOOK REVIEWS ‘ROOMS OF TIME : MEMORIES OF ULSTER PEOPLE’ by Cahal Dallat and Faith Gibson
- BOOK REVIEWS: SEASONAL CUSTOMS The Journal of Ulster Local Studies, Vol. 10, No. 2: Winter 1988: