1700’s

1705 John Dickey is reputed to have been the first linen merchant to erect a power-driven bleach green in Ireland, building the Lowtown works on the left bank of the River Maine about 1705.

1776 Issue of the Warrant to Cullybackey Masonic Lodge

1778 John Dickey raised a corps known as the Cullybackey Volunteers

1789 The Old Pound Meeting House Erected