News

Road Surface Repairs on West Spine Road

Wednesday 22 April 2015

The RDCA has been informed by Transport NI (Roads Service) that surface repair work will begin on the West Spine Road on Tuesday 5th May (weather and ferry permitting)

Vehicular access along certain parts of West Spine will not be available while this work will be ongoing. Transport NI plans to complete the work as quickly as possible.

Ferry Renewal Passes - Urgent Reminder

Thursday 19 March 2015

Outstanding residents’ ferry pass renewal forms (and two proof of residency documents, which must be no more than 3 months old) should be sent to DRD as soon as possible. The current passes expire on 3rd April and will no longer be valid for concessions after that date.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2015 on Rathlin Island

Friday 13 March 2015

One of the displays for Fairtrade Fortnight made by the children of St Mary's Primary School, Rathlin Island._0.jpg

Congratulations to all involved in this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight on Rathlin. The island is the only Fairtrade Island in Ireland, and this year Rathlin businesses were at the forefront of promoting Fairtrade products, and demonstrating the island community’s year-round commitment to Fairtrade.

Resource Centre Opening Hours

Monday 9 March 2015

Due to the prolonged family illness affecting the Community Development Worker, the Resource Centre’s opening hours will be limited until further notice

Stephen will be in the office as much as possible, but to confirm availability, please ring 2076 0079 or email rdca@btconnect.com. For urgent enquiries call Michael.

Thank you for your understanding

Ferry Pass Renewal Deadline

Tuesday 17 February 2015

A quick reminder to residents that your ferry pass renewal forms must be returned to the DRD by next Monday 23rd February 2015.

BIG Lottery Closing Evaluation Event

Thursday 29 January 2015

There was a very positive evaluation event held last Saturday evening for the ending of the island’s BIG Lottery funded project. Hosted by Peter Osborne - formerly of the BIG Lottery and currently chair of the Community Relations Council – and with over forty island residents attending, the evaluation element of the evening was rounded off with a quiz, food and live traditional music.

First Aid Training


Thursday 29 January 2015

The first aid training course held last Tuesday in the Parochial Hall was very successful. Organised with Bisp Training, the course covered all the basics of first aid, but with a particular emphasis on paediatric first aid - courtesy of last year's baby boom! Many thanks to Ian Harkness of Bisp Training, for giving the course, and to Janice Bisp for her help with organising it. First aid skills are recognised by all Rathlin residents as being something that is particularly important for an island community, and you can't have too many people on the island who are qualified.

West Light Consultation

Friday 23 January 2015

On Monday, two of the people working on the redevelopment of the West Light held consultations with island residents, looking for information, stories and photographs of the light and the island. They are keen in particular to see more photographs, and to copy them for use in the new displays planned for the lighthouse. Below is a statement from them:

"Appeal for pictures of Rathlin West Light - can you help?

• Can you help with material for new displays in the West Light?

Rathlin Manor House

Wednesday 7 January 2015

The RDCA Committee is delighted to announce that an Award of £734,642 from Coastal Communities Fund for refurbishment of the Manor House has been confirmed.

Resource Centre Christmas Closing

Monday 15 December 2014

The Resource Centre will close for the Christmas holidays on Friday 19 December and will re-open on Monday 5 January. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!

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