New Operator's Contract for the Manor House

Wednesday 14th February 2024

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The Rathlin Development Community Interest Company (CIC) is pleased to announce
that a five year contract to operate the Manor House has been agreed with MC Catering

Last year, MC Catering took over the final year of the previous contract at short notice.
This year, there was a two stage process in which potential Operators were first asked to

Patrick Gage RIP

Friday 26th January 2024

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We are saddened to learn of the recent passing of Patrick Gage, and extend our condolences to the entire family. Below is a message from the Gages. RIP.

Rathlin Manor House Tender

Thursday 14th December 2023

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Rathlin Development and Community Association, through its trading arm the Rathlin Development Community Interest Company (RDCIC), is - in accordance with the short-term agreement put in place earlier this year - seeking to appoint an operator who will work with the RDCIC to operate the Manor House.

Change to Ferry Timetable for Christmas Day

Wednesday 6th December 2023

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There has been a slight change to the ferry timetable for Christmas Day. The sailings will now be:

Depart Rathlin: 09:00
Depart Ballycastle: 09:30

If anyone is looking to book Christmas Day they can please phone through to the ferry office or email at

Video Link for Funeral of Margaret McCuaig RIP

Tuesday 5th December 2023

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The McCuaig family has shared the link for the live stream of the funeral of Margaret McCuaig, who passed away in November. The Requeim Mass will be celebrated at 9.30am tomorrow, Wednesday 6th December in Holy Cross Church, Glasgow. The live stream can be accessed here.

Thank You Message

Monday 4th December 2023

We have been asked to pass on the following message from John and Jennifer McCurdy on the occasion of the sad passing of Jennifer's brother: "John and Jennifer wish to thank everyone for their messages of condolence on Mervyn’s passing (Jennifer’s younger brother). The cards and messages we have received have been of great comfort to us. Thank you all for your kindness."

Future Island-Island Job Opportunities

Thursday 16th November 2023


East Light Oral History Project

Tuesday 17th October 2023

The East Light Oral History Project was carried out by the Rathlin Island Oral History Group (Jessica Bates, Jennifer McCurdy, John McCurdy, Noel McCurdy, Marina McMullen & Margaret McQuilkin) during 2021. This lead to a total of 28 interviews (with 29 individuals) about their memories and stories relating to the East Lighthouse. A book was produced bringing together some of the material collected.

Floating Support Recruitment

Tuesday 3rd October 2023


Health and Social Care NI has advertised for a Floating Support Worker for Rathlin. The deadline is 5pm today Tuesday 3rd October - we have only just been notified of the opening, so apologies for the very late notice. See the link here.

Green Transition Project Public Meeting

Monday 18th September 2023

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Photo: Tom McDonnell

The meeting has been rescheduled for 12.30-1.30, Wednesday 27th September in the Richard Branson Centre.

There will be a public drop-in information session on the new Green Transition Project this Friday in the Richard Branson Centre.

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