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Moyle District, with its administrative headquarters in the seaside town of Ballycastle, lies in the North-East corner of Northern Ireland. It includes 42 miles of the breathtakingly beautiful North Antrim coastline, including the Giant’s Causeway, and derives its name from “The Straits of Moyle”, a local name for the North Channel, the narrow stretch of sea between the Antrim coast and Scotland. The district is unique in that it includes Northern Ireland’s only inhabited offshore island - Rathlin. The area’s best know international export is the world famous Bushmills Whiskey.

Whilst the Moyle district is largely rural in character (covering 190 square miles and with a resident population of 15,933), it is within a 25-mile radius of some of Northern Ireland’s principal towns - Ballymena, Coleraine and Larne. This gives the district a further travel to work catchment population of over 150,000.