ANTRIM POSTCARD 0669
This photo of a postcard taken in Pogues Entry of the cottage where Alexander Irvine lived had not been used so the year is unknown.

ANTRIM POSTCARD 0670
This postcard photo of Alexander Irvine was taken when he came home to visit his father in 1901. As you can see by the caption he now had a Doctorate

ANTRIM POSTCARD 0647
This Leap Year card from 1908 is postmarked: Longford, 8pm, 7th March1908.
To; Mr. Proniu, M.I.C. Mullingar.
Reads; Hoping you wish - this one on friend. I hope you are well. Angsy.

ANTRIM POSTCARD 0643
Taken from a postcard it shows the Round Tower and Antrim Castle, but what I am interested in
is what is the structure in the Sixmilewater river next to the Castle. Was there a bridge there in 1907?
The card is postmarked; Antrim, 22nd August 1908. To; Mrs. Crore, 507 Fortingate Street, Belfast. Reads: Sorr youre not here
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ANTRIM POSTCARD 0644
Here we have a vintage postcard commemorating the great fire which destroyed Shane's Castle and started accidently on May 15, 1816. Legend had it that the banshee, who was called Kathleen, was seen hovering above the fire. The banshee was said to appear to hearld the death of a member of the O'Neill clan.
Incidentally, folklore has it that Kathleen took on this grim task after she was abucted by the 'little people' after her father hacked away a fairy thorn on the estate. The haunting image was used on a postcard - and this one was sent from Randalstown on July 27, 1915 to a Miss E. Morris in Bangor.
The card read: Your letter arrived alright but havn't time to write you one back, I have written my father so you will get any news but I might see you all on Sat, of course you need't depend on that it might be the one after that. So you need't write till after, (Any Sport), Do you hear from ( A.B.) now? I had one from Nellie. Love from Mina xxxx
ANTRIM POSTCARD 0648
This postcard dates back to the early years of the 20th century. As you can see it includes several images of buildings which, thankfully, are still enjoyed
today. Some of the captions are slightly curious though, I wonder how many people vested the town to see 'Castle Antrim' or 'Good Luck's Smithy'?
These are postcards that the tourists used to but to send home, some have information some have not. (0646)
ANTRIM POSTCARD 1379
This postcard has not been used so all I can tell you is that it was made in the 1930's. This was called a novelty postcard as there is a little flap on the front that opens to reveal folded up four or five tiny paper photos of Antrim.
ANTRIM POSTCARD 0671
This postcard painting of Alexander Irvine was unused but had to been taken after 1935 as that is the date on the portrait.
ANTRIM POSTCARD 0552
The postcard shows you views of Pogues Entry, Clotworthy House, Shane's Castle, Crumlin Road and the Barbican Gate.
The centre photograph is probably from the late 1950's going by the cars.
It was taken from Castle Street as the sign to the left says " Castle Bar "
ANTRIM POSTCARD 1944
This Antrim postcard shows the back of Mill Row beside the Sixmilewater River and in the background the tower spire of All Saints' Parish Church.
Instead of normally sending a postcard of where you have been this lady took it back with her to Liverpool where she then posted it at
New Ferry, Birkenhead at 9.15am on the 20th July 1906 to her friend in London. On the back she wrote in ink ' Hope to be with you tomorrow Sat. I will come by the same tram as Laura,if you will please ask her to meet me at Clafoham Jc. With love Louise.'
ANTRIM POSTCARD 0645
This postcard has not been used so all I can tell you is that it was made after 1935.
This was called a novelty postcard as there is a little flap on the front that opens to reveal folded up four or five tiny paper photos of Antrim.
ANTRIM POSTCARD 1945
This postcard has not been used so I can't say roughly when it was made.
This was called a novelty postcard as there is a little flap on the front that opens to reveal folded up four or five tiny paper photos of Antrim.
ANTRIM POSTCARD 0658
This greetings card from Antrim shows the Barbican Gate and Shane's Castle.
Look at the way they have spelt Lough Neagh, I guess it's the way we say it! It was taken in 1930.
ANTRIM POSTCARD 0657
This postcard has not been used so all I can tell you is that it was made before 1935.
You might wonder how it can be good luck with swastika around the cat's neck. Well it is actually an ancient good luck charm and what Hilter did was to reverse the charm symbol to bad luck, well it was for Him !
This was called a novelty postcard as there is a little flap on the front that opens to reveal folded up four or five tiny paper photos of Antrim.
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ANTRIM POSTCARD 0649
This postcard has not been used so all I can tell you is that it was made after 1935.
This was called a novelty postcard as there is a little flap on the front that opens to reveal folded up four or five tiny paper photos of Antrim.
A.B.D. MEMORIAL PIPE BAND 2682
Standing having his photograph taken back in 1967 is young master Darrel Steele.
Darrel was thinking "surely is this a lambeg drum?"
A.B.D. MEMORIAL PIPE BAND 2683
Well here we are in the back yard behind the Band room in Castle Street for this informal photograph and in the background you can see St.Congalls Church.
It's 1967 and from the left are T McCosh, H McCleary, George O'Neill, Ernie Smith, Matt McCullough and Jim Baird. The shy little lad in front of the drum is are very own Master Darrel Steele!
JACK AGNEW 0985
This is Jack Agnew all smiles getting his photograph taken on the 23 rd August 1940.
Jack when he grew up became very well known to the people Antrim as their local friendly coalman.
Some of the kids used to call him ' Black - Jack ' now I wonder why that was?
JACK ALLEN 1359
Here is a man who will need little introduction to most people across Antrim. It is, of course, Jack Allen OBE. A successful businessman and property
owner, he also had the distinction of being the borough's longest serving Mayor. Speaking shortly before his death, he revealed that one of the proudest days
of his period in office was bestowing the Freedom of the Borough on the RAF, with which he served during the Second World War. Jack is pictured here in
the mid-1970's outside the Masonic Hall, and the makeshift barriers - a common feature in town centres during the height of the troubles
JACK AGNEW 0987
This portrait of the little boy back in 1938 is none other than Jack Agnew from Dundary.
A BICYCLE MADE FOR THREE 1480
Hoping for a spin on the motorbike in 1950 at Ladyhill we have Betty Ireland with her daughter June Ireland and her sister Ella Ireland.
June's brother became very famous for riding bikes his name is Len Ireland.
My thanks to Ed Cunningham now of Ontario, Canada for this photograph.
REG ARMSTRONG 2957
Here at the 1956 Ulster Grand Prix is Reg Armstrong pushing his 500cc Gilera to its limit on the quarry bends at Dundrod.
ANTRIM MEN 1676
It's 1959, Portrush and getting their photograph taken on the promenade is David Whiteside and Eddie McCormack.
They look like they are going for a swim which surprised me. I would have thought with Eddie's Elvis's hairstyle they would be going to the building behind them, the good old Arcadia Ballroom! In the background are children doing what we all loved to do, explore the pools to see what was in them.
ARCHIBALD L. McQUILKEN 0490
GRANNY AGNEW 2992
This is Granny Agnew dressed in all her finery for this studio photograph.
Sadly this is all that is known of this lovely lady, so don't you make the same mistake, get to know your family history now and preserve it.