West Light Project Materials

Friday 15 May 2015

Following the workshops and interpretive planning with Tell Tale consultants for the West Light project, Ashleigh Kirkpatrick will be on Rathlin to document material and information from the community – to enrich the Island’s input into the new facility at the West.

Wednesday 20th May
2.00-5.00 & 7.00-8.30

Thursday 21st May
9.00-12.00 & 2.00-5.00

Richard Branson Centre

Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival 2015

Monday 11 May 2015

This year's Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival programme has been launched and is available online here. Individual events on Rathlin will be uploaded in the Events section of this website, and copies of the programme will be available on the island this week.

RDCA Committe Nominations 2015

Thursday 30 April 2015

There were three nominations for the Committee by the deadline of 3.00pm Thursday 30th April.

As per the constitution of the RDCA, three Committee members stood down and were re-nominated: Fergus McFaul, Tania-Lee McFaul and Ksenia Zywczuk.

No other nominations were received. As there are no more than three nominations for the three vacancies, an election will not be necessary

AGM: Thursday 14th May 2015
7.30pm, Parochial Hall

Road Surface Repairs on West Spine Road

Wednesday 22 April 2015

The RDCA has been informed by Transport NI (Roads Service) that surface repair work will begin on the West Spine Road on Tuesday 5th May (weather and ferry permitting)

Vehicular access along certain parts of West Spine will not be available while this work will be ongoing. Transport NI plans to complete the work as quickly as possible.

Ferry Renewal Passes - Urgent Reminder

Thursday 19 March 2015

Outstanding residents’ ferry pass renewal forms (and two proof of residency documents, which must be no more than 3 months old) should be sent to DRD as soon as possible. The current passes expire on 3rd April and will no longer be valid for concessions after that date.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2015 on Rathlin Island

Friday 13 March 2015

One of the displays for Fairtrade Fortnight made by the children of St Mary's Primary School, Rathlin Island._0.jpg

Congratulations to all involved in this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight on Rathlin. The island is the only Fairtrade Island in Ireland, and this year Rathlin businesses were at the forefront of promoting Fairtrade products, and demonstrating the island community’s year-round commitment to Fairtrade.

Resource Centre Opening Hours

Monday 9 March 2015

Due to the prolonged family illness affecting the Community Development Worker, the Resource Centre’s opening hours will be limited until further notice

Stephen will be in the office as much as possible, but to confirm availability, please ring 2076 0079 or email For urgent enquiries call Michael.

Thank you for your understanding

Ferry Pass Renewal Deadline

Tuesday 17 February 2015

A quick reminder to residents that your ferry pass renewal forms must be returned to the DRD by next Monday 23rd February 2015.

BIG Lottery Closing Evaluation Event

Thursday 29 January 2015

There was a very positive evaluation event held last Saturday evening for the ending of the island’s BIG Lottery funded project. Hosted by Peter Osborne - formerly of the BIG Lottery and currently chair of the Community Relations Council – and with over forty island residents attending, the evaluation element of the evening was rounded off with a quiz, food and live traditional music.

First Aid Training

Thursday 29 January 2015

The first aid training course held last Tuesday in the Parochial Hall was very successful. Organised with Bisp Training, the course covered all the basics of first aid, but with a particular emphasis on paediatric first aid - courtesy of last year's baby boom! Many thanks to Ian Harkness of Bisp Training, for giving the course, and to Janice Bisp for her help with organising it. First aid skills are recognised by all Rathlin residents as being something that is particularly important for an island community, and you can't have too many people on the island who are qualified.

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