£10,000 grant for Carnlough Vintage Society

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Carnlough Vintage Society has received a grant of £10,000 to undertake research of the townlands of Glencloy, the second of the nine Glens of Antrim.

The project is unique in so far as each of the townlands has been researched and doc-umented in an A5 pamphlet, together with their meanings and the place names within each.

Interpretative panels showing the townlands of the glen will be erected at each point of entry into the glen as part of a history trail

based on the townlands.

The local schools are also involved in producing a three-dimensional piece of artwork de-picting the townlands. This will be displayed in the re-cently built Heritage Centre.

Mr T Magill, chairman of the Vintage Society, said: “This is great news for the vil-lage of Carnlough. The HLF grant will help us preserve the names of these townlands and also inform both locals and tourists alike of the hid-den history within the glen.

It will save the information for future generations and in addition will provide ex-cellent educational material and opportunities for the local schools