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.

New Email Address for the RDCA

Thursday 16 January 2020


The RDCA now has a new email address: The old address will forward to the new one for the time being, but please use this one from now on. Thank you!

Good Relations and Conflict Management Training Opportunities

Monday 13 January 2020

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The RDCA is hosting a series of training programmes in association with DARE to Lead Change, a project funded by the European Union's PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.

Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner Raffle

Friday 10 January 2020

The RDCA would like to thank the Rathlin and Ballycastle businesses who donated prizes for the "Rathlin Senior Citizens' Christmas Dinner Raffle". A special word of thanks goes to the Ballycastle branch of St Vincent de Paul for their generous donation. A total of £182 was raised in the raffle, so thank you for contributing to this cause.

Resource Centre Christmas Closing

Tuesday 17 December 2019

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The Resource Centre will close for the Christmas and New Year holidays this Thursday 19th December, and will reopen on Monday 6th January 2020.

The RDCA Committee, and David and Stephen in the Resource Centre would like to wish everyone on the island and all of Rathlin's friends elsewhere a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Ancient DNA Talk

Thursday 5 December 2019

Dan and Nic discussing one of Dan's slides.

The Last Right Preview Screenings On Rathlin

Thursday 28 November 2019

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The Rathlin community was given two special preview screenings of The Last Right - the comedy drama that was partly shot on the island in December 2018 - last Monday in the Manor House. Hosting the screenings were producer Pippa Cross and writer/director Aoife Crehan.

Rathlin Receives Housing Executive Award

Thursday 28 November 2019

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Sonia Soo Hoo

Saturday 23 November 2019

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The family of the late Sonia Soo Hoo, including her husband Michael Black and their daughters Ciara, Maeve and Catriona - well known to all on Rathlin - have requested that donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Rathlin's Tuesday Club, care of the Rathlin Development & Community Association (RDCA).

Arranmore Tragedy

Monday 18 November 2019

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It is with deep shock and sadness that we learned of the untimely death on Sunday morning of 26-year old Leigh Early, a skipper on the Arranmore Ferry and volunteer on the island’s lifeboat. From the Rathlin Island family, we add our sincere condolences to those of countless others and offer our thoughts and prayers for Leigh’s family, his friends and his community.

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