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.

Funeral Arrangements for Liz Withers

Monday 22 October 2018

Reverend Patrick Barton will be saying a prayer at the Co-Op Funeral Home on the Ravenhill Road (334 Ravenhill Road, Belfast BT6 8GL) before all leave at 12.30pm for Roselawn Crematorium (service at 1.30pm, Wednesday 24th October). All Rathlin friends are welcome.

Liz Withers RIP

Friday 19 October 2018

Liz Withers passed away earlier today after a long illness. Liz's funeral will be held at 1.30pm on Wednesday 24th October at Roselawn Crematorium. Our thoughts and prayers are with George and the rest of the family. Liz "will be remembered always by her family and friends for her warmth, generosity and zest for life. Follow the rainbow."

Post Office Temporary Closure Arrangements

Thursday 18 October 2018

With the island's Post Office (and Island Treasures gift shop) closing for refurbishment from Monday 22nd October until Monday 12th November, some alternative arrangements have been put in place. Stamps will be on sale in the shop during this period, and the bar will provide 'cash-back' style card withdrawals (in addition to the ATM in the bar, which charges a fee for each transaction). The post box by the Manor House will stay in operation, and the post office will also try to facilitate other outward post - contact Catriona on 078 6866 3283 if required.

St Mary's Primary School Refurbishment Celebration

Thursday 18 October 2018

St Mary's Primary School are celebrating the refurbishment of the school on Tuesday 23rd October. Mass will be held at 11.30am followed by refreshments in the Parochial Hall. All are welcome.

Brown Bin Collection

Monday 15 October 2018

The fortnightly brown bin collection of mixed food and garden waste will commence on Thursday 25th October. This is the same week as the fortnightly blue bin collection. If you have any queries, please contact the Council on 028 2766 0248.

RDCA Annual General Meeting 2018

Thursday 11 October 2018

The RDCA's 2018 AGM was held last Friday 5th October. In a change from the usual arrangements, it was held earlier in the evening, and on a Friday, and in the restaurant of McCuaig's Bar instead of the Hall, and attendees were offered a full hot meal, with the result that we had a much larger turnout than normal, with over seventy island residents attending.

Cash for Clobber

Wednesday 10 October 2018

St Mary's Primary School is again looking to collect old clothes, bed linen and towels to help raise funds for the school.

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