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.

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.

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