News

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!

Tuesday Club Christmas Lunch

Tuesday 2 December 2014

Rathlin's Senior Citizens are invited to join the Tuesday Club for Christmas Lunch on Tuesday 16th December. Please contact Shauna or Margaret to confirm by Monday 8th December.

Opening of Water Shed Cafe


Suzy and Sarah with their first customers this morning.
Wednesday 26 November 2014

Congratulations to Suzy and Sarah and all involved in the opening of The Water Shed Café today. Open year-round and offering a wide range of teas, coffees and food, the Water Shed will no doubt be a valuable addition to the island's resources for residents and visitors alike. Good luck!

Threatened Closure of Dalriada Hospital

Friday 7 November 2014

As island residents will know, the Dalriada Hospital in Ballycastle has been earmarked by the Northern Health and Social Care Trust for "temporary" closure by the end of this month. The RDCA Committee is lending its full support to the campaign to reverse this decision. We are inviting Rathlin residents to join the protest outside the hospital on Wednesday 12th November between 12.45 and 1.30 (or longer if you prefer!) Those on Facebook may be aware that the community campaign against the hospital closure has its own group "Save the Dal", which keeps people up to date with a host of information and actions. There is also an online petition to the Minister here, or for those who prefer, there are hard copies of a petition in the shop, post office and the ferry office in Ballycastle as well as dozens of locations across the Moyle area.

Augustine McCurdy RIP


Wednesday 29 October 2014

Augustine (Gusty) McCurdy passed away on Sunday 26th October 2014 after a short illness.

Gusty was a well known author and local historian. Born on Rathlin, he spent some of his teenage years in Belfast, and later went to England where he married and raised a family. Finally returning to Rathlin with his wife Judy and some of their children, he found more time to follow his life-long interest in Irish history and particularly Rathlin's history.

Cash for Clobber 2014-2015

Thursday 2 October 2014

St. Mary's Primary School
Cash for Clobber Competition 2014-15

St. Mary's Primary School has once again entered this yearly competition and would like the island community to help us in collecting the following items which you have no use for:

- any clothes, handbags, belts, shoes (must be in pairs)
- old towels
- old sheets, pillowcases, or duvet covers (sorry we can't take the duvets)

The items must be clean and can be put in a black bin bag. if you have any bags for collection, could you please contact Marina McMullan.

Septic Tank Emptying

Tuesday 30 September 2014

Anyone wishing to get their septic tanks emptied should call Northern Ireland Water on 0845 744 0088 as soon as possible to get on their list. The lorry will only come over to the island when there are enough households on the waiting list.

Rathlin Run 2014 Volunteers

Wednesday 20 August 2014

This year's Rathlin Run will be held this Saturday 23rd August. If anyone would like to help out with things like water tables, etc. then please come along to a very short meeting at 7.00pm in the Richard Branson Centre on Friday 22nd.

Coal Deliveries

Wednesday 20 August 2014

Murphy's is currently taking orders for coal deliveries to the island. They are looking to come over once they have a full lorry's worth of orders, probably in early September (weather permitting). Please ring 028 2177 1268 to place your order.

BT Cables

Wednesday 20 August 2014

If anyone can help map where BT cables are left on the surface around the island, please call in to the Resource Centre so we can note them before a meeting with BT on 28th August.

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