A Message of Thanks from Margaret, John and Jennifer

Monday 7 January 2019

Following the very sad passing of Sadie McFaul, her family have put forward the following message.

Sadie McFaul (nee McQuilkin) RIP

Margaret, John and Jennifer wish to express their sincere gratitude to all who sympathised with them and provided support at the time of Sadie’s death. Heartfelt thanks to our friends and fellow islanders who came together to help, to those who travelled to attend the wake and funeral, sent Mass cards, sympathy cards, letters and telephoned.

Sadie McFaul Funeral Arrangements

Monday 24 December 2018

Sadie will return to Rathlin on Wednesday 26th December on the 10.30 Spirit of Rathlin sailing. After reposing at home, she will be brought to the chapel at 1.30pm on Thursday 27th, with the funeral mass being held at 12.00 noon on Friday 28th. RIP.

Sadie McFaul RIP

Monday 24 December 2018

Sadie McFaul passed away last night. Our sincere condolences to John, Jennifer, Margaret and the extended family circle. We will give an update on the funeral arrangements as soon as possible. May she rest in peace.

The Grugach's Gold Videos

Wednesday 19 December 2018

As a follow up to the highly successful "Grugach's Gold" participatory budgeting community voting event held on the island at the beginning of November, Participatory Budgeting Works has uploaded two short videos that feature Rathlin. The first short video focuses on the event on the island, and the second slightly longer video puts Rathlin's experiences into the broader context of other communities' experiences of the process. Both are well worth checking out! The films were made by Chris Heath, who is keen to return soon to the island, and hopefully may be able to work with us on a small film project. Watch this space...

Resource Centre Christmas Closing

Monday 17 December 2018


The Resource Centre will close for Christmas 2018 at the end of the workday on Friday 21st December & will reopen on Monday 7th January. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone from the RDCA Committee and from David and Stephen in the Resource Centre!

New Manor House Operator Appointed

Monday 3 December 2018

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The Rathlin Development Community Interest Company is delighted to announce that they have appointed a new operator to manage the Manor House for the next five years.

Genealogy Workshops

Friday 23 November 2018

A series of genealogy workshops starts on Monday 3rd December, covering topics like place-names, censuses, school records, etc. It also includes a trip to PRONI. If you have a laptop, please bring along. There will be four 2-hour sessions from 12.00 noon, with lunch, on Mondays 3rd & 10th December, and Mondays 21st & 28th January. Contact the Resource Centre for more information.

Grugach's Gold Community Voting Event

Monday 19 November 2018

The inaugural “Grugach’s Gold” community voting event was held on Saturday 3rd November in the Parochial Hall. The Grugach’s Gold is the “social dividend” from the Manor House’s profits, and it is intended to be used for the good of the community. To further this, it was decided to use a process known as Participatory Budgeting (PB), a form of participatory democracy, where local people decide how to allocate part of a budget; people on Rathlin deciding how the £1,000 from the Manor House would be spent to benefit the community.

Ministerial Forum 2018

Monday 19 November 2018


The annual Rathlin Ministerial Forum was held in the Parochial Hall on Wednesday 24th October. The Ministerial Forum, set up under the Rathlin Policy, is a crucial opportunity for the RDCA Committee to meet with senior civil servants (and Ministers when they are in office) to progress and manage the Rathlin Action Plan.

Manor House Operator

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Thursday 25 October 2018

Potential new operators for the Manor House were interviewed this morning by an independent panel acting on behalf of the Rathlin Development Community Interest Company. It is hoped that the RDCIC will be in a position to appoint a new operator in the coming weeks, and more information will be made available as soon as arrangements are finalised.

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