Visit by Education Minister

Thursday 17 December 2009

The Education Minister, Caitríona Ruane visited St. Mary's Primary School on the island yesterday.

New Items for the Recycling Blue Bin

Tuesday 15 December 2009

Moyle District Council has announced that from now on, aerosols, cartons (including tetra paks), plastic yoghurt pots & butter tubs, plastic food trays and containers can be recycled in the blue bins.

Christmas Lights Switch On

Monday 14 December 2009

On Friday 11th December the RDCA organised the annual switching on of the Christmas lights. The community gathered in the Parochial Hall and Pound Garden for hymns, mince pies and wine as the lights were duly turned on. Thanks to Gerry McFall and the ferry crews for all their help.

Birdwatch Ireland/RSPB Northern Ireland Annual Conference

Friday 4 December 2009

Lorraine Chivers will be presenting a paper entitled "Rathlin Island: Tracking the Fortunes of Northern Ireland's Seabirds" at the 43rd All Ireland Bird Conservation Conference in Sligo Park Hotel, 26-28 March 2010.

Radon Gas Warning

Thursday 3 December 2009

According to a report in this week's Ballymoney Times, "potentially dangerous" levels of radon gas have been detected in the "western half of Rathlin Island".

Ferry Christmas Timetable

Thursday 3 December 2009

The Ferry will be running a reduced service between 25th December and 2nd January.

The One Show

Thursday 3 December 2009

Congratulations to Peter Campbell who contributed to a fascinating One Show report on BBC 1 last night about Nazi U-boats.

2010 Calendar

Tuesday 1 December 2009

The RDCA are pleased to announce that the winning and commended entries to the Photographic Competition have been compiled into a 2010 Calendar, which is for sale from Teresa McFaul, the editor of Island News.

New Year's Day Charity Swim

Monday 30 November 2009

Julie-Ann McMullan is again organising her annual charity swim for New Year's Day, Friday 1st January, 1.00pm at the Station Pier. This year, all money raised will be donated to the Children's Hospice.

Habitat for Humanity

Friday 27 November 2009

Following conversations with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, the RDCA met yesterday with Habitat for Humanity, a cross-community non-profit organisation dedicated to community-based self-build housing programmes.

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