Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival 2018 - Sun 3 June

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Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 13:00

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RATHLIN SOUND MARITIME FESTIVAL 2018 - SUNDAY 3 JUNE

The return of the highly popular Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival for 2018 - the sixth time for this festival encompassing both Rathlin and Ballycastle, and of course the water between.

1.00pm Big Lunch BBQ. Join us at the Seafront for the biggest picnic on the island, bring something to share- pastas, bread, fruit, anything decently edible

2.00pm “Menapian lunch at Sea” Row the Erne plans to celebrate their Big Lunch out on the water. The crew transform the 10 oars into a long table on the currach. Watch from shore or celebrate alongside in your own boat

3.00pm 30 Mile Limit Live Music back by popular demand, McCuaig’s Bar

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd June Drontheims and Currachs. Beautiful locally-built traditional boats with sailing and racing over the weekend

Mon 28th – Sun 3rd June 11am – 3.30am daily Shipwreck exhibition displaying artefacts salvaged from the waters around Rathlin Island, a moving reminder of the ever present risk to life on the sea. Richard Branson Centre

Saturday 26th May - Sunday 3rd June “Kindness Rocks”. Look out for a scattering of small hand-painted rocks around Rathlin’s roads, pathways and seafront. Join in the hunt and post your photos on the dedicated Facebook page “Rathlin Kindness Rocks”

​Friday 25th May – Sunday 3rd June SS Lochgarry exhibition, featuring images and information on SS Lochgarry, one of Ireland’s most popular recreational diving wrecks, St Thomas’s Church

Friday 25th May – Sunday 3rd June Yarn bombing where local knitters and crotchetiers will yarn bomb the harbour area. Panels will be sewn together and all pieces donated to support refugees.

Friday 25th May – Sunday 3rd June Drontheims and currachs. Over the festival our beautiful locally-built traditional boats such as Drontheims and Currachs will be in Rathlin’s waters

Friday 25th May – Sunday 3rd June ‘Mamoch Mor’ Currach leaves Ballycastle for Rathlin at 5.30pm. This community-managed boat brings a taste of live maritime history to the festival.

Friday 25th May – Sunday 3rd June “Literally a Littoral Litter Wall”, a display of plastic items, flotsam and jetsam found on Rathlin’s shores which have made their way into the nooks and crannies of the stone wall in front of Kinramer Cottage towards the West Light.

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