News

Prescription Collection

Wednesday 26th August 2020

The nurses have let us know that prescriptions can now be collected from the office between 12.00 noon and 1.00pm. Any island residents that are shielding can still have their medications delivered.

Boiler Servicing

Wednesday 26th August 2020

Oil boiler services will be available from Thursday 3rd September to Saturday 5th September. Please contact Chip on 07764584456 to book a service.

Domestic Bulk Collection Service

Monday 24th August 2020

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The Council will be on the Island to collect domestic bulk items ONLY on Thursday 3rd September 2020 (weather permitting). £5.00 per item. Call 028 207 62225 to book your collection. *Please note all payments must be made in advance of collection*

Statement from RIFL regarding Refund Policy

Thursday 20th August 2020

Rathlin Island Ferry Ltd has issued the following statement regarding Refund Policy:

UPDATE:
FROM SATURDAY 22nd AUGUST 2020:

Considering our current operating restrictions in place due to COVID-19, and because of increasing number of ‘no shows/late cancellations’ RIFL have taken the difficult decision to introduce a new temporary REFUND POLICY. Please read the entire contents of this update as it is the customers responsibility to ensure they are familiar with our conditions of travel.

Booking:

Zeak Gage RIP

Friday 14th August 2020

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The Committee of the RDCA, along with the wider Rathlin community, would like to pass on their sincere condolences to the Gage family on the passing away of Zeak earlier this week. The family has conveyed the following message:

Library Van Visit

Thursday 13th August 2020

Coal Deliveries

Wednesday 12th August 2020

Murphy's is currently taking orders for coal deliveries to the island. They will come over once they have a full lorry's worth of orders, probably by the end of August. Please ring 028 2177 1268 to place your order.

Water Leaks on Rathlin

Thursday 16th July 2020

A couple of weeks ago we posted a story about NI Water requesting people on Rathlin to reduce their water usage, in light of "a significant rise in the amount of water used in the home" since lockdown, in part causing a "significant drop in water levels" across the north.

Updated Ferry Travel Arrangements

Thursday 9th July 2020

A statement from Rathlin Island Ferry Ltd. updating ferry travel arrangements:

NOTICE TO ISLAND RESIDENTS:
From Thursday 9th July 2020 – All deliveries/goods will be transported on the Spirit of Rathlin departing Ballycastle at 10.00. The Ferry Office will call to notify you of your collection. Residents will collect their goods from the vessel following crew instructions. Anyone collecting goods must adhere to the face covering policy and use hand sanitiser provided. Failure to follow to crew instructions may result in RIFL refusal to carry goods.

NI Water Leakage Repairs

Friday 3rd July 2020

NI Water contractors will be on the island next Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th July to work on leakages at various locations.

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