Cushendun

 

Cois Abhann Doinne

Beside the river Dun

 

 

 

My townland is Cushendun.

 

Lord Cushendun got his name from the town land.

 

Ronald John Me Neill, born in 1861,was one of the large families of Lord Eddie who had ten children. Ronald John got married to Elizabeth Maud Bolitho. The Me Neill family lived in Scotland and at the end of the seventeenth century they came to Ireland.

 

 

Ronald John was the most famous member of his family. He lived mainly in England where he became a journalist and later an M.P. He held military appointments, was a member of the Privy Council and was created Baron Cushendun in 1927.

 

Ronald John died at Glenmona in 1934 aged 73. He was survived by his wife and three daughters.

 

 

 

 

 

The Maud cottages were named after Maud, Ronald John's wife.

 

 

One of Ronald's main claims of fame was when he was suspended by the House Of Commons for throwing a book at Winston Churchill.

 

 

Amy Taylor Yr 6

 

 

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