Historical Books about Glenariffe by Robert Sharpe

By the Light of Hurricane Lamp

by Robt Sharpe

This is an A5 book (120 pages) published originally in 2004 (reprinted 2006) by the Kilmore, Glenariffe farmer and local historian Robert Sharpe. Glens Music is proud to be able to offer this fine publication for sale worldwide, to complement our lines in music recordings and videos. It contains Robert's memoirs of life in former times in this rural area including many stories from his childhood celebrating the people and customs of his native Glen. A real treasure !

A Glimpse at Glenariffe

by Robt Sharpe and Charlie McAllister

This large A5 book (254 pages) was published originally in 1997 by these two local historians and gives a vivid word-portrait of this most picturesque of the nine Antrim Glens, its social and geographical history. It identifies the various townlands or districts that make up the Glen, each with its own distinct character. Sharpe and McAllister spent many years collecting the ancient placenames of Glenariffe, including their old spelling, pronounciation and meaning as remembered by the old people of the area. Much attention is given to former farming practices, many now forgotten in this age of mechanisation. This is a book you will want to return to time and time again.

We regret that these books are no longer available from Glens Music. However they can be obtained directly from:
Mrs E A Sharpe, "Titruhan" 63 Glenariffe Rd, BT44 0QU, County Antrim. Tel: (028)21771321, or from outside the UK, +442821771321.

        SEE ALSO: From Glynn to Glen Book,     and     Cushendun Hurling Book

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