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Messages of thanks from the McCurdy and McQuilkin familes

Monday 4 July 2016

Following the very sad passing in the space of a few days a month ago of both Kay McCurdy and Loughie McQuilkin, their families have put forward the following messages.

Kay McCurdy RIP
The family of the late Kay McCurdy wish to express our sincere gratitiude to all those who sympathised and supported us throughout our recent bereavement. Thank you to our extended family and friends, to all those who called at the house, attended the funeral, sent cards and letters of sympathy and made dontions in lieu of flowers to the British Lung Foundation.

Gort Beag Wins Housing Award

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Wednesday 15 June 2016

The Gort Beag social housing scheme on the island has been named the National Champions at the 2016 Green Apple Awards for Ireland for their outstanding contribution to sustainability.

Donoghmore Construction Ltd were the main contractor on the project, which was the first social housing to be built on Rathlin in almost twenty years.

Job Vacancies at the Seabird Centre

Monday 13 June 2016

The RSPB has contacted the RDCA to publicise the following job vacancies at the West Light Seabird Centre:

"Visitor Experience Assistant (Casual)

An exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and passionate individual with excellent people skills, to join the RSPB's Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre team.

Loughie McQuilkin RIP

Friday 3 June 2016

Loughie McQuilkin passed away this morning. Loughie will return to Rathlin today on the 4.30pm Canna sailing, and will be brought from his home to the chapel at 6.30pm on Saturday, with the funeral mass at 12.00 noon on Sunday. Our thoughts and prayers are with Margaret and the whole McQuilkin family at this very sad time.

May God rest his gentle soul, and his dancing feet.

Kay McCurdy RIP

Monday 30 May 2016

Kay McCurdy sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning. Kay will return to Rathlin today on the 4.30 Canna sailing. The funeral mass will be at 12.00 on Wednesday. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole McCurdy family at this time.

Tea & Buns for Otters

Monday 23 May 2016

Geraldine is very touched and grateful to everyone who supported "Tea and Buns for Otters" on Saturday. A whopping £80.55 was raised to support otter conservation worldwide by the International Otter Survival Fund.

Big thank you to Tania and Yvonne and Stephen and David who did lots to make it happen. Special thank you also to all the kids who came, made brilliant pictures and added extra fun to make it so successful.

Thank you from the otters!

The Gruffalo visits Rathlin Island

Friday 29 April 2016

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Rathlin residents received a special visit from the Gruffalo last week. His first island appearance was in St Mary’s Primary School where eight very surprised pupils gave him a warm and enthusiastic welcome. He seemed to be as big a hit with the teaching staff as with the children.

Tourism NI Stakeholder Clinics

Monday 4 April 2016

Tourism NI staff will be on the island on Thursday 14 April to offer forty five minute one-to-one 'stakeholder clinics' for anyone on the island involved with the tourist industry. Please contact the Resource Centre as soon as possible to book a slot.

Beach & Harbour Clean

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Friday 25 March 2016

Resource Centre Easter Closing

Tuesday 22 March 2016

The Resource Centre will close for the Easter holidays from close of business on Good Friday 25th March, and will reopen on Monday 4th April. Happy Easter to everyone!

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