Next weekend we’ll be taking part in European Heritage Open Days, the long-running initiative which opens up to the public the doors of important, historical landmarks.

On Saturday and Sunday, Glenmona House will host a series of events and talks, with all proceeds going towards the restoration of Cushendun Old Church.

One of the highlights will be the ever-popular Book Sale, now in its 8th year, with hundreds of second-hand and vintage books up for grabs. We’ll also have our pop-up tea room on both days for visitors to enjoy tasty home-baked treats washed down with a tea or coffee.

Another highlight is a talk by conservation architect Peter Robinson of Alastair Coey Architects entitled ‘The Reuse of Historic Buildings’. He’ll discuss the importance of restoration and bringing old buildings back to life. This talk is free, but places are limited so make sure you sign up as soon as possible.

We would also encourage visitors to come along to our talk on the impact of tourism in Cushendun. This is part of the Peace IV project, “Understanding your Area”. Do you have memories of coming to Cushendun on your summer holidays? Maybe you stayed in one of the former hotels or were a regular at the caravan site? Come along with your old pictures, memorabilia, postcards and, of course, memories!

And if all that isn’t enough, as the summer draws to a close, what better way to relive the “Summer nights” than a showing of the classic movie Grease in our pop-up cinema in Glenmona! Hair gel and leather jackets permitted!

To book your place at Grease (£4) or the ‘The Reuse of Historic Buildings’ (free), please visit

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