Article contributed by - David Stewart
What's in a name?"
We who live in Glynn, Co. Antrim refer to our village as
"The Glynn". Few know why this is and fewer give
it much thought. Many just make the reference.
Those who do not hail from these parts may think us wrong.
They may think us saying "The Glynn" is like others
referring to their city as "The Belfast".
If you ever travel along the A2 you will not see a sign for
"The Glynn". Those folk in the Roads Service seem
far to formal and proper to consider such a thing. They would
have been too busy putting the letter 'e' at the end of Gleno
and near the end of Ballygally.
The only explanation I can give is that Glynn might be a
corruption of glen so therefore reference to "The Glen"
where we live could be quite acceptable.
There are folk from Gleno, folk from Magheramorne, folk from
Islandmagee and folk from Raloo but there will always be folk
from The Glynn.
If you have a few minutes to spare take a look at our wee
village at www.glynnvillage.co.uk
You are always welcome.
Marcus Caughey - Jan '08
Being from The Glynn myself although now living in Larne,
I say well said sir I to agree with 'the glen theroy', and
also that Gleno was actualy once 'Glen one'. This then gives
food for thaught is there actually 10 in the Glens of Antrim?
Glen Brown - Sep '06
Having recently enjoyed another brief visit to 'the Glynn'
during my late August holiday. Sharing time with my friends
Also in Larne I was pleasantly surprised to be able to obtain
a copy of my first school class photo (Coronation Year 1953)
thanks to my old classmate Billy McClean.
My memories of my introduction to the then Antrim County
Education Committee system (1953) at 'the Glynn' PS, no soft
toilet paper - was there ever, the Radio Times squares, no
school canteen and the class teacher- sorry sensored!
The fundays I'll never forget especially the kindness of
JC my five year old classmate at that time. The girl that
kindly invited me ( my first date) to her nearby home for
Glen Brown - July '06
SAVE THE GLYNN MAIN ROAD!
Developers are planning the demolition of several of the
The Glynn's familiar characteristic old buildings and replace
them with increased sized modern homes. The houses to be replaced
date from around the 1900s or earlier and over the years have
appeared on numerous tourist postcards, photographs, modern
media and generates immediate recognition of the Glynn village
to many within the UK and around the world. They are currently
part of The Glynn village history and heritage. I personally
support their retention.
For further information see:
Enjoy browsing the whole Glynnvillage Internet site, a truly
Glen Brown - Dec '05
Of course it's a wee while since I've spent some time in the
Glynn yet very fortunate to have good friends that are kind
enough to meet me in Larne during my visits. Bringing with
them the friendship of the Glynn folk and other districts
you mention above.
God willing I will be over during 2006 and intend walking
over The Glynn for a few hours.
Several friends have told me they have browsed your internet
site. All are impressed and like myself are looking forward
to next batch of photos.
I'll be looking at the Glynn's calendar of coming events.
Wishing you and all the Glynn folk a very Merry Christmas
and Peaceful New Year.