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Glens Of Antrim (Smith)

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GLENS OF ANTRIM (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Betty Smith Belfast Book

1- 4 1s+3s set facing diagonally with 1L+3M advancing turning to face partner in a diagonal line and turn partners 2H
5- 8 1s+3s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 (1s+3s end in opposite places)
9-16 3s+2s+1s circle 6H round and back
17-24 1s and 3s petronella turn into next place on right and set, repeat to original places and set
25-32 1s+2s dance the Knot

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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Also see the dance The Glens Of Antrim (Clindinning) by Wesley Clindinning.

The Glens of Antrim is a region of County Antrim, Northern Ireland comprising nine glens (valleys), that radiate from the Antrim Plateau to the coast.

From north to south, the nine glens are:

Glentaisie meaning Taise's valley/damp valley
Glenshesk meaning barren valley
Glendun meaning valley of the [river] Dun
Glencorp meaning valley of the body (or bodies)
Glenaan meaning valley of the burial chamber
Glenballyeamon meaning valley of Éamonn's town
Glenariff meaning valley of the ploughman/arable valley
Glencloy meaning valley of the sword
Glenarm meaning valley of the army

Glenravel is sometimes considered a tenth glen.
It lies to the southwest of Glenballyeamon and Glenariff, being separated from the latter by the Glenariff forest park.

Glens Of Antrim
One Of The Glens Of Antrim - Glenariff - 19th Century Image

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