Cushendun: a Unique Artistic Heritage

For anyone travelling by bus northwards along the coast, Cushendun is at the world’s end. Most buses turn at Glenmona and go back whence they came. Travellers moving through the village, though, will notice a landscape of extraordinary beauty and charm: the river Dun...

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Moira O’Neill 1864 – 1955

Moira O’Neill was a poet and novelist who came to live at Rockport Lodge, Cushendun, when she was a little girl. Born Agnes ‘Nesta’ Shakespeare Higginson in Mauritius in 1864, she was a resident of the village between about 1874 and 1896. During her literary career,...

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Worship and Worshippers in Cushendun

The recently-renovated Catholic parish church, St Patrick’s, is not only the oldest in Cushendun, but is thought to be the only church in the Diocese of Down and Connor to occupy the site of an ancient church. It is located about a mile and a half from the village in...

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