Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival 2018 - Tue 29 May

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 11:30

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RATHLIN SOUND MARITIME FESTIVAL 2018 - TUESDAY 29 MAY

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.

11.30am ‘Picnic in a boat’ – Round the island with a bite to eat and a story or two about local food culture with Caroline Redmond, Irish Feast. 3 hr trip £60 max 10 per trip. Booking essential Charles Stewart 07813680485

2.00pm “What doesn’t belong in the sea?” ‘Blue Planet’ highlighted the litter in our ocean and Refugee Rescue draws attention to those who take to the sea in desperate search of life and safety. Images and film from Declan Donnelly and Michael Cecil and what we can do to make a difference

7.30pm Traditional Model Yacht Race with hand-carved wooden boats set to sail a course across the lough and back. Also boat Display and BBQ, Ushet Lough

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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