Festival Week Raft Race Postponement

Thursday 15 July 2010

The Festival Week raft race has been postponed, and will now be held next Tuesday 20th July at 2.00.

Festival Week Raft Race

Wednesday 14 July 2010

This year's raft race will now be held this Thursday, 15th July at 3.00 from the Station Pier. Four crew per raft, and the junior category is for 16 year olds and younger. Good luck to all the competitors!

Festival Week News

Wednesday 14 July 2010

Many thanks to those who were able to make the Manor House Cup model yacht race last Sunday 11th July, which kicked off this year's Festival Week, and congratulations to the three placed crews.

Arpillera Meeting

Thursday 8 July 2010

There were sixteen people in the Richard Branson Centre this morning to hear Roberta Bacic speak about the Latin American tradition of arpilleras - story-telling quilts.

New Doctor On Call Phone Number

Wednesday 7 July 2010

There is a new number for the doctor on call scheme - in future when needed, please call 028 2566 3500

'First Responder' Training

Monday 5 July 2010

Dalriada Urgent Care facilitators gave the first day of training to volunteer 'First Responders' from Rathlin last week. Nine people received initial training in emergency CPR and the use of defibrillators, with two more to be trained on a second date.

New Rathlin Book in Preparation

Monday 5 July 2010

Philip Watson has been visiting Rathlin for 50 years. Since 1960 he has worked on the island on bird migration, fisheries research, wildlife and conservation, seabird censuses, with RSPB and the National Trust and was, for a period with NI 2000, slightly involved with the Manor House restoration.

Commission of Public Art at Ballycastle Seafront and Rathlin Island Foreshore

Monday 5 July 2010

Moyle District Council wishes to commission an outstanding artist to design and arrange the production, delivery and installation of two pieces of public art to be located at Ballycastle Seafront and Rathlin Island Foreshore as part of the Causeway Coastal Route Interpretation which aims to market the route as a ‘world class experience’.

An Appeal to Campers

Monday 5 July 2010

While many campers are respectful of the Island’s beautiful environment, unfortunately many are not. Campers on Rathlin this weekend left a serious mess in the area between Church Bay and Mill Bay.

Quilt & 'Arpillera' Making

Wednesday 30 June 2010

On Thursday 8th July in the Richard Branson Centre at 11.00, Chilean curator Roberta Bacic will be talking about making 'arpilleras' - story-telling quilts. There will be plenty of examples, some short films, and most importantly, a discussion of how the Rathlin community can proceed with an arpilleras project. All very welcome.

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