Tristan da Cunha Public Meeting

Thursday 29 July 2010

A few weeks ago, Brad and Anja Robson gave an illustrated talk on their year on the (extremely!) remote Island of Tristan da Cunha. They are to return to Rathlin this weekend, accompanied by Kirsty Green, a young woman from Tristan da Cunha, currently visiting Northern Ireland.

Festival Week Model Yacht Race

Friday 23 July 2010

There was a tremendous turnout for the postponed Kinramer Trophy model yacht race yesterday evening, with nine boats competing - the largest number of racers in many years.

Festival Week Model Yacht Race Postponement

Monday 19 July 2010

The Kinramer Trophy model yacht race was postponed on Sunday because of lack of wind, and will now be held on Thursday 22nd July at 6.30 at Ushet Lough.

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.

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