'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.

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.

Music Lessons

Wednesday 30 June 2010

Many thanks to Michael and Catherine Sands who have been giving very useful music lessons since April, and to all who have been availing of them. The lessons have now stopped for the Summer season, and will resume in September when everybody has more time to devote to the lessons and practicing!

Tristan da Cunha Public Talk

Tuesday 29 June 2010

The Richard Branson Centre was full last night for a public talk by Brad Robson, Fermanagh Area Manager for the RSPB about the year he and his family spent on Tristan da Cunha, the small and extremely remote group of islands in the South Atlantic, working on conservation issues.

Volunteer Visitors

Friday 25 June 2010

A group of five students and two faculty members from West Virginia University visited the Island on Tuesday, along with two Corrymeela volunteers, to work on a beach clean by the harbour, as well as weeding around the Boathouse Visitor Centre, some of the roadside and a number of gardens.

Drama Group Play

Wednesday 23 June 2010

The Rathlin Drama Group will be presenting the one act play "Belle of Boolavogue" on Thursday 15th and Saturday 17th July, at 8.30 in the Parochial Hall as part of Festival Week.

Design Contest

Monday 21 June 2010

The design contest for a piece of public art for Rathlin harbour has been re-opened. The new deadline is Friday 23rd July 2010. Any previous applicants must reapply to be considered. Further information available here.

Music Lessons

Saturday 19 June 2010

Unfortunately, tomorrow's tin whistle lesson with Catherine Sands has been cancelled. Also, in view of the busy Summer period for everyone, it has been decided that both sets of lessons will be suspended until the Autumn.

Keep Fit Classes/Jogging Group

Tuesday 15 June 2010

Following the popular Keep Fit Classes run by Matthew Watterson, the RDCA are considering how the classes may continue and have also invited Matthew to start and facilitate a Jogging Group for the community. A date for this will be confirmed soon.

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