A Brief History of Cushendun.

Cushendun is a small village in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is situated off the A2 coast road about 20 kilometres to the south east of Ballycastle. It has a sheltered harbour and lies at the mouth of the River Dun and Glendun, one of the nine Glens of Antrim. The Mull of Kintyre in Scotland is only 20 miles away across the North Channel. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 138 people. It is situated in the Moyle District Council area.

The nearby hamlet of Knocknacarry, which is closely related to Cushendun, lies approximately 1 mile to the west.

Cushendun village, was designed for Lord Cushendun in the style of a Cornish village by the architect Clough Williams-Ellis. Since 1954 most of the village and the parkland around Glenmona to the north has been owned by the National Trust. Cushendun’s picturesque coastal setting in the heart of the Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, together with its unique architectural inheritance, resulted in designation as a Conservation area in 1980.

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