Monday 30th March 2020

All RDCA Members

The trustees of the RDCA have taken what we hope will be seen as a sensible decision to postpone this years AGM until later in the year. We understand the meeting is overdue but hope everyone understands given the current situation.

All usual AGM business is postponed until that later time including nominations and potential elections for those wishing to join the board.

Update on Waste Collections

Monday 23rd March 2020

Waste Collections on Rathlin

No-one on the Island has up to date training to operate the council bin lorry so it can't be used. The council are happy for Stewart (Thanks Stewart) to use the cage lorry door to door for Black and Blue bins (mixed is acceptable).

If people want to continue recycling then bins will be available at the harbour to stockpile that material once their own bin is full, people will have to take their own blue waste to the harbour.

Essential Travel Only To and From Rathlin: Updated Statement from Rathlin Island Ferry Ltd

Monday 23rd March 2020


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Further to discussions with all parties involved and in the interests of public health, the well being of our staff and the Island residents, RIFL have decided to escalate our travel restrictions with effect from Midnight Monday night 23rd March 2020.

New Proccedures for Deliveries on and off the Spirit of Rathlin

Friday 20th March 2020

RIFL Procedures for Island Community

RIFL continue to work closely with their staff on a daily basis trying our best to support you all as a community. Our number one priority is to keep ourselves and the Island safe and well during these uncertain times. We have had to reconsider our recent commitment (text message sent Wednesday 18th March) to delivering all parcels due to safety of our staff and indeed yourselves.

Resource Centre Temporary Closing

Thursday 19th March 2020

The Resource Centre is shut until further notice. If you have an urgent query please email us on, or contact Stephen or a Committee member, and...

Stay safe!

Covid-19 Statement from Rathlin Island Ferry Ltd

Thursday 19th March 2020

Statement from Rathlin Island Ferry Limited:


Statement in relation to current situation of COVID-19

Covid-19 Statement from the Rathlin Nurses

Tuesday 17th March 2020

Statement from the Rathlin Nurses:

"Dear Islanders

As per management it has been agreed that until further notice there will be NO open clinics i.e. 12.00 noon-1.00pm and 4.00pm-5.00pm. This is to enable us to reduce the amount of patient contact.

If you need to be seen by the nurse, please ring the mobile number 07841495875 where your call will then be triaged. If you need a face to face review an appointment time will be issued.

Statement from the RDCA on Covid-19

Monday 16th March 2020

Statement from the Rathlin Development and Community Association on Covid-19

Following the Covid-19 pandemic and the approaches being taken internationally to prevent the spread of the virus, the Rathlin Development and Community Association (RDCA) has consulted with the residents of Rathlin Island to come to a consensus on the best approach to take to protect the island community as a whole.

Derek Kyle RIP

Thursday 5 March 2020

Derek Kyle passed away on Tuesday 3rd March. Derek will be brought to the island on the 10.30 Spirit of Rathlin sailing tomorrow, Friday 6th March, with Requiem Mass at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at 12.00 noon, and interment afterwards in St.Thomas's Church Cemetery.

Our sincere condolences to Dolores and to the whole family.


Recording Our Past for the Future!

Wednesday 29 January 2020

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The Rathlin Oral History Group is currently interviewing individuals about their memories of life on Rathlin. If you would like to be interviewed as part of this project, or find out more about it, please speak to a member of the team: Margaret McQuilkin, Jennifer McCurdy, John McCurdy, Marina McMullan, Noel McCurdy, Jessica Bates.

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