As part of European Heritage Open Days Weekend, Cushendun Building Preservation Trust (CBPT) is hosting its annual Vintage and Secondhand Book Sale in Cushendun Old Church on the 10th and 11th September.  The Book Sale also offers an opportunity to visit the Old Church, a lovely 1840’s country church in the picturesque National Trust Village of  Cushendun.


Now in its sixth year, the Cushendun Vintage and Secondhand Book Sale has become a popular stop for locals and Heritage Weekenders visiting North Antrim and the Causeway Coast.  We will have on sale a great range of bargain hardbacks and paperbacks – everything from fiction, crime and biography to travel, cookery and children’s reading – as well as our traditionally rather good tea and coffee, scrumptious cakes and buns supplied by our neighbours in Glenmona House.

If you would like to donate any books for this event, you can do so at the shop in Cushendun, Cushendall Golf Club and the Ferry Terminal at Ballycastle.

In addition to the Book Sale CPBT is auctioning  a stunning oil painting of Cushendun Bay by early 20C artist John Whyte, best known for his ‘Lowry – esque’ paintings of Belfast. The painting is a rare view of Cushendun at the time of the Rope Works and before even the Maud Cottages were built, though the familiar sweep of the bay remains unchanged to this day. The painting has been generously donated to CBPT to help raise funds for restoration of the building. It will be on view in the Old Church throughout the weekend and will be sold to the highest bid (reserve £200) received by 5pm on Sunday 11th September.  For further information email  with the subject line WHYTE PAINTING.  We are also delighted to announce that accomplished musician Glenn Simpson will be performing as part of the weekend amongst other performers (tbc).

We would like to thank everyone for your continued support which allows us raise awareness about CBPT and the upkeep of the Old Church until such times as we are in a position to complete the restoration.