Shackleton Rescue 80th Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday 17 February 2010

The RDCA is helping to organise a celebration event to mark the 80th anniversary of the rescue of the crew of the Fleetwood steam trawler Shackleton on Saturday 1st March 1930. The event will be held in the Parochial Hall on Saturday 27th February at 1.00, with talks, photographs and artefacts on display. All welcome. Much more detail to follow very soon.

Singing for All

Tuesday 16 February 2010

The RDCA has organised an evening of Taizé songs with Frank Nealis, in
St. Thomas's Church on Thursday 18th February, 7.30-9.00pm. Taizé is an international ecumenical community in France renowned for simple, beautiful songs. All welcome, no singing experience necessary!

Haiti Collection: Thank You

Tuesday 16 February 2010

One of the Habitat for Humanity Northern Ireland team has written to the RDCA to thank all the island residents who contributed to their Haiti Appeal during their visit to the island for the public meeting on Saturday 6th February. Below is the text of the letter:

Prince's Trust Business Programme Meeting

Tuesday 9 February 2010

The RDCA has arranged a public meeting with the Prince's Trust Business Programme, to be held in the Richard Branson Centre, 2.00-4.00 on Saturday 20th February. The meeting is designed to provide information on how the Trust can support 18-30 year olds explore business ideas. For further information, please contact the Resource Centre.

Habitat for Humanity Meeting

Monday 8 February 2010

The public meeting with Habitat for Humanity and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive was very well attended, with seventeen island residents coming to the Richard Branson Centre on Saturday afternoon to get information and to discuss affordable and social housing on Rathlin.

RDCA & Rathlin Island Policy

Wednesday 3 February 2010

On Wednesday, 27th January, members of the RDCA Committee met with a team from the Department for Regional Development to continue work on the Rathlin Island Policy.

RDCA Trip to Gigha

Wednesday 3 February 2010

Michael Cecil and Margaret McQuilkin of the RDCA Committee, accompanied by Community Development Worker David Quinney Mee and social enterprise advisor Nigel Flynn travelled to the island of Gigha in Argyll yesterday to examine how the island runs its social enterprise renewable energy scheme.

Rev. Fr Gerard McAteer: 2nd June 1918-16th January 2010

Wednesday 3 February 2010

It was with great sadness that the residents of Rathlin learned of the death of Fr Mc Ateer last month.

Northern Ireland Tourism Awards 2010

Thursday 28 January 2010

The Northern Ireland Tourist Board has announced the 2010 Tourism Awards, with a closing date for entries of 4 March 2010. The Awards are designed to 'reinforce Northern Ireland's brand and stimulate innovation, competitivenss and shared best practice.

Residents' Ferry Passes

Thursday 28 January 2010

The Department for Regional Development has announced that they will be issuing application forms for a new 'credit card size' 5 year pass.

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