The Ordnance Survey Memoirs are a uniquely detailed source for the history of the northern half of Ireland immediately before the Great Famine. They were written in the 1830s to accompany the 6" Ordnance Survey maps, but with one exception were not published at the time. In this new edition they act as a nineteenth-century Domesday book and are essential to the understanding of the cultural heritage of our communities. The Memoirs document the landscape and situation, buildings and antiquities, land-holdings and population, employment and livelihood of the parishes.
This volume contains the Memoirs for ten parishes and granges in county Antrim, takes us on a journey from the coastal towns of Glenarm and Carnlough up through Cushendall and the fabled Glens, inland towards Loughguile in the west and finally through the broad range of countryside as far south as Broughshane. The material paints a fascinating protrait of the habits of the people and provides a unique insight into life in this area over 150 years ago.