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New Halloween Gallery

Wednesday 17 November 2010

Check out the new photo gallery for this year's Halloween Festival. Many thanks to everyone who sent us pictures, and please send in any photos that you would like to see up on the site.


New Rathlin Book: 'An Island Childhood'

Monday 15 November 2010

Gusty McCurdy's new book tells the story of growing up on Rathlin during the 1930s. This was a time when farming and fishing provided a living for most islanders and the Gaelic language was still spoken, a different world!

2010 Amateur Photographic Competition Results

Friday 12 November 2010

The RDCA is delighted to announce that the judging of the 2010 Amateur Photographic Competition has taken place (thanks for your patience!). And the winner is...

Nominations for the RDCA Committee

Tuesday 9 November 2010

On the deadline for nominations to the RDCA Committee, there were four nominees: Douglas Cecil, Richard Green, Noel McCurdy and Alison McFaul.

Nominations for the RDCA Committee

Wednesday 3 November 2010

Under the newly adopted constitution, the two longest serving members of the committee, Noel McCurdy and Richard Green are subject to re-election. Damien McFaul has also indicated that he will be standing down and will not be seeking re-election.

Halloween Festival 2010


Photo: Tom McDonnell

Monday 1 November 2010

Many thanks to all those who took part in the Halloween festivities at the weekend.

Providence Resources Information & Links

Wednesday 27 October 2010

Obviously, island residents are keen to get as much information as possible about yesterday's news story about the petroleum exploration licence for Rathlin.

2010 Amateur Photographic Competition

Tuesday 26 October 2010

A number of people have contacted us to enquire about the 2010 Amateur Photographic Competition results. Not only have we had a big increase in entries this year, but we unfortunately have also been snowed under with other issues (polling stations, statues, oil wells...) that have slowed down work on the photo competition. Apologies to all who are eagerly awaiting the results, and please bear with us while we clear the decks here, and get the photos judged and the winners announced, as soon as possible. Thanks!


A Biodiversity Action Plan for Rathlin

Friday 22 October 2010

Next Thursday 28th October there will be an exhibition and an opportunity to get involved in the conversation and the shaping of a Biodiversity Action Plan for the island. Hosted by Eric Bann of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency in the Richard Branson Centre from 11.00, the exhibition will also be open from 2.00-4.00 on the following Friday and Saturday. Come along and join in - light refreshments included.


Cross Border Ministerial Visit

Monday 18 October 2010

The RDCA Committee would like to thank Conor Murphy MP MLA, Minister for Regional Development, and Pat Carey TD, Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs for visiting the island on Saturday.

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