John Mc Gildowney was born to Charles Mc Gidowney and Rosetta Boyd of the Manor House, Ballycastle. Rosetta Boyd was the Daughter of Ezekiel Davy’s Boyd and Catherine Turnley, the Turnley Family owning the Cushendall estate. We mentioned this family in a previous Ballycastle Biography. Charles and Catherine were to marry in 1819 and a year later the only son and Heir of the Ballycastle Estate. Although little is known of the early days of John’s childhood it was said that he always enjoyed sporting and sports and in particular horses, John was a massive fan of steeplechasing and by
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Nine Glens Walking Tours Ireland
Mythology, folklore and tradition
We are located on the scenic North Antrim Coast and offer a range of fully guided walking tours run by experienced and professional guides. We will guide you on walks through some of Ireland’s most scenic trails, walking through history and routes lined with uninterrupted views.
If you want to soak up local history and culture, listen to mythical tales about the North Antrim Coast and the Glens of Antrim, sit back, relax and let Nine Glens Walking Tours take care of you.
We here in the Glens Of Antrim live in a unique and mythical place, where every stone and every river is steeped in history, mythology, song and poetry. We can quite rightly be described as a micro culture within Ireland. We have our own ways, our own beliefs and our own stories. Through walking and touring with us, it is our hope and belief that we will leave an experience and impression on our visitors that will have them asking for more and visiting us time and time again.
All tours are suitable for those wanting to travel at a steady pace with time to sit and look around, whilst soaking up the atmosphere, taking pictures, and listening to Irish folklore. All walks are graded as easy to moderate.
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Round to the Rue
Rathlin Day Tour
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