A charming piece of local history memorabilia. This reprint conjures up the Ballycastle and other scenic locations in North Antrim as they were in the 1950s through descriptive accounts, photos and... More > advertisements. The surrounding areas of Glenshesk, Fairhead, Bunamargy, Armoy and Rathlin Island are described as well as other ancient landmarks.
Of course no publication on Ballycastle would be complete without a section of the Lammas Fair.< Less
The poems in "Songs of The Glens of Antrim" by Moiré O’Neill, were, in her own words, written ‘by a Glens woman in the dialect of the Glens, and chiefly for the pleasure... More > of other Glens-people’.
They conjure up a world now gone and also places that have remained, and are now enriched by the memories of by-gone people and times.< Less
Travel Journal Antrim - Keep a diary of your holiday / vacation to Antrim, Northern Ireland. Includes diary, budget planner, activity planner, packing checklist and other useful aids to help you... More > record and remember every aspect of your trip.< Less
If you take this book with you as you travel around Donegal and the Glens of Antrim you will find that you journey not only over land, but also over time. More than just about anywhere else, the... More > landscapes of Ireland evoke the past. Viewing Donegal and the Antrim Glens through the lens of history enhances and gives resonance to every valley, mountain and ancient building.
Stephen Gwynn, who spent his childhood in Donegal and later became a prominent member of the Irish Parliamentary Party, travelled these counties on a bicycle, enabling him to take a close-up view of the townlands, rivers, lakes and historic sites he visited. His loving interest in the history of these places brings his accounts to life, revealing as they do, the hidden stories and associations behind the evocative exterior of the land.< Less
Stephen Glynn travelled through Donegal and Co. Antrim on a bicycle. This is an account of that part of his trip from Derry to the Giant’s Causeway and through the Glens of Antrim. The account... More > is over one hundred years old now but the ancient Ireland he wrote of had left impressions on the land which are still discernible today. His interest in the history of the people and places he visited allows us to get a glimpse of the hidden stories and associations behind the evocative exterior of the land before they vanish into the mists of time.
Read Stephen Gwynne’s account as you travel the highways and byways of the Antrim coast and they will resonate with echoes from the past and be infused with new associations and meanings.< Less
As a young man, Stephen Gwynn travelled through Counties Donegal and Antrim on a bicycle, enabling him to take a close-up view of the townlands, rivers, lakes and historic sites he visited. This is... More > his account of his trip through Donegal. His loving interest in its history brings this accounts to life, revealing as it does, the hidden stories and associations behind the evocative exterior of the land.
We get an account of ancient Gaelic Ireland: its holy places and its warriors - the O’Donnells and O’Neills. We hear of their tragic demise and the confiscation of the land they had to abandon. Though this book was written over a hundred years ago, the old Ireland he wrote of has left a lasting impression on the landscape, though it is fast fading.
A reader who shares his passion for fishing and cycling will gain the additional pleasure of reliving these experiences as they were over one hundred years ago.< Less
A book of poems by Michael Sands published by Clachan Publishing.
Mickey MacConnell, songwriter and journalist wrote: "What a joy it has been to have discovered this marvellous collection. It... More > represents a bright shaft of welcome sunlight in a wearying world. It is full of joy, hope, intellect and a deep understanding of who we are and the unquestioned importance of hearth, home and music."< Less
This is a Clachan reproduction of the original handbook of the Seventh World Ploughing Championship 1959 held in Armoy, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. It contains the names and function of the local... More > and international organisers and participants, as well as the rulebooks and other procedures which governed the event.
It also contains a number of articles about ploughing in various countries, including Ireland and India. The publication is replete with the original advertisements relating to tractors, ploughing machinery and the sponsors of the event.
It is of great interest to those immediately connected to the event as well as those interested in the history of ploughing and the agricultural methods and machinery of sixty years ago.< Less
It has often been said that everyone has a story in them, but unfortunately many of these stories are never heard. Not everyone has the ability to tell their story, or someone willing to listen and... More > appreciate the story. Every once in a while, however, a voice reaches out from the past and shares with us personal experiences that today are the subject of films and novels.
Patrick Murray is one such and we are fortunate that he set his story down in letters to his son Charlie, who was serving in the RAF during World War 2.
Patrick was born in County Antrim in 1872. At the age of 18 he left home, travelled to Glasgow and became a sailor, firstly on small coasters trading up the west coast of Scotland and then to deep-water full rigged ships and steamers travelling to the Americas and Australia. Along the way he took part in a mutiny, survived the dangers of a revolution in Brazil and made his way ashore after being shiprecked no less than three times.< Less