Bridget Donaghy RIP

Friday 31 May 2019

Bridget Donaghy passed away peacefully at home yesterday, 30th May. Funeral will take place at 11.00am Saturday 1st June, St Mary's Chapel, Ardmore, Co Derry. Our sincere condolences to her brother John, children Shauna, Feargal, Gretta and Cathal, and to the whole extended family.

May she rest in peace.

Chimney Sweep Visit

Monday 29 April 2019

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The chimney sweep will be on the island on Wednesday 8th May. Please contact Margaret or Suzy by Monday 6th May if you would like your chimney swept – he’ll only come over if there are enough bookings.

Social Housing Public Consultation Drop-In Event

Thursday 18 April 2019

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The Rural Housing Association has announced the start of their public consultation for the proposed scheme of 10 new homes on Rathlin. They are also holding a ‘drop-in’ event in the Richard Branson Centre on Wednesday 15th May 2019, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

Resource Centre Easter Closing

Thursday 11 April 2019


The Resource Centre will close for the Easter holidays from close of business on Thursday 18th April and will re-open on Monday 29th April. Happy Easter to everyone!

Nursing Cover Statement

Tuesday 12 March

The RDCA has received the following statement from the Northern Health and Social Care Trust:

"Rathlin Island Nursing Service

Statement (Tuesday, 12th March 2019)

Unfortunately disrupted sailings to Rathlin over the next few days as a result of Storm Gareth have impacted temporarily on the Trust’s ability to provide the normal Rathlin Island Nursing Service.

Cold Water Islands Project

Thursday 7 March 2019

Rathlin has joined with nine other islands to form part of the Cold Water Islands Project, run by leading marine conservation organisations Surfers Against Sewage and Parley For The Oceans.


Rathlin Celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight 2019

Thursday 28 February 2019

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Free Beach Clean Cuppa!

Wednesday 27 February 2019

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The Rathlin Co-op Shop has just started a new initiative to help keep Rathlin's beaches clean: "From now until the end of the summer we are inviting people to pop into the shop to collect a bucket, collect some rubbish from the beach & then collect your free hot drink." Grab a bucket, get filling and enjoy your cuppa at the shop!

New Release from Wendy Jack Music

Thursday 21 February 2019

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Rathlin resident Wendy Jack has a new digital release of her music. "Sunsets", an eight track release showcasing her Irish-Acoustic-Folk-Pop style is available now on the usual platforms including Bandcamp and i-tunes.

Domestic Bulk Collection Service

Wednesday 20 February 2019

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Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council will be on the island to collect domestic only bulk items on Thursday 7th March. Please call 028 2076 2225 to book your collection.

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