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Cushendall, Co. Antrim

Cushendall , formerly known as Newtown Glens, is a village and townland in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

It is on the A2 coast road between Glenariff and Cushendun, in the Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It lies in the shadow of the table topped Lurigethan Mountain and at the meeting point of three of the Glens of Antrim: Glenaan, Glenballyemon and Glencorp. This part of the Irish coastline is separated from Scotland by the North Channel, with the Mull of Kintyre about 16 miles away. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 1,241 people, of whom 98% were Catholic.The main sports played in the area are hurling and camogie.

Much of the historic character of the 19th century settlement on the north bank of the River Dall remains. In 1973 it was designated as only the second Conservation Area in Northern Ireland, and includes the largely intact Irish Georgian buildings of the town’s four original streets. Since 1990, Cushendall has hosted the Heart Of The Glens festival every August.
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The Glens Hotel

6 Coast Road, Cushendall, BT44 0RU, Co. Antrim
Experience and traditional Irish hospitality of the Grill Bar. The bar is a busy and friendly hub of activity, throughout the day and night, with a mix of local characters and visiting tourists. The Grill Bar offers the unique combination of great cr

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