Job Vacancy in the Boathouse Visitor Centre


Thursday 6th June 2024

A vacancy has occurred in the Boathouse Visitor Centre for a 'Seasonal Visitor Services Advisor'. See the full details and online application form here.

Loughie McCuaig RIP

Tuesday 21st May 2024

Photo by Tom McDonnell.

We are deeply saddened to hear that Loughie McCuaig passed away yesterday, Monday 20th May. Our deepest sympathies to all the family.

Loughie died "peacefully, surrounded by his loving family in Glendun Nursing Home, beloved son of the late Michael and Lily, a much loved brother of Michael, Sean, Maureen and Bernard, late of Mount Grand, Rathlin Island."

Rathlin Red Herring Hunt

Thursday 18th April 2024

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Come and hunt for hidden Herring out and about around the Rathlin harbour area.

This is walking trail of 7 beautifully hand knit fish made as part of the yarn bombing for the Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival. This hunt is a great, non strenuous walking trail suitable for young and old and usually takes about an hour to complete.

Nominations for the RDCA Committee

Wednesday 28th February 2024


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."

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