Bushmills town centre.jpg
Bushmills is located in Northern Ireland
Location within Northern Ireland
Population1,295 (2001 Census)
CountryNorthern Ireland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtBT57
Dialling code028
EU ParliamentNorthern Ireland
UK Parliament
NI Assembly
List of places
Northern Ireland
55°12′13″N 6°31′24″W / 55°12′13″N 6°31′24″W / 55.2037; -6.5232

Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Bushmills had 1,295 inhabitants in the 2011 Census. It is located 60 miles (97 km) from Belfast, 11 miles (18 km) from Ballycastle and 9 miles (14 km) from Coleraine. The village owes its name to the River Bush and to a large watermill that was built there in the early 17th century.[2] It is home to the Old Bushmills Distillery, which produces Irish whiskey, and is near the Giant's Causeway.

Bushmills in the early 20th century


Bushmills is classified as a village by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA).[3] On Census day (27 March 2011) there were 1,295 people living in Bushmills.[4] Of these:

  • 99% were from the white ethnic group
  • 93% were from a Protestant background and 3.4% were from a Catholic background
  • 77% indicated that they had a British national identity, 26% had a Northern Irish national identity, and 4% had an Irish national identity (respondents could choose more than one)
Other Languages
Afrikaans: Bushmills
български: Бушмилс
Cebuano: Bushmills
čeština: Bushmills
Deutsch: Bushmills
español: Bushmills
euskara: Bushmills
فارسی: بوشمیلز
français: Bushmills
italiano: Bushmills
Bahasa Melayu: Bushmills
Nederlands: Bushmills
norsk: Bushmills
русский: Бушмилс
Scots: Bushmill
svenska: Bushmills