Arpillera Meeting

Thursday 8 July 2010

There were sixteen people in the Richard Branson Centre this morning to hear Roberta Bacic speak about the Latin American tradition of arpilleras - story-telling quilts.

New Doctor On Call Phone Number

Wednesday 7 July 2010

There is a new number for the doctor on call scheme - in future when needed, please call 028 2566 3500

New Rathlin Book in Preparation

Monday 5 July 2010

Philip Watson has been visiting Rathlin for 50 years. Since 1960 he has worked on the island on bird migration, fisheries research, wildlife and conservation, seabird censuses, with RSPB and the National Trust and was, for a period with NI 2000, slightly involved with the Manor House restoration.

Commission of Public Art at Ballycastle Seafront and Rathlin Island Foreshore

Monday 5 July 2010

Moyle District Council wishes to commission an outstanding artist to design and arrange the production, delivery and installation of two pieces of public art to be located at Ballycastle Seafront and Rathlin Island Foreshore as part of the Causeway Coastal Route Interpretation which aims to market the route as a ‘world class experience’.

An Appeal to Campers

Monday 5 July 2010

While many campers are respectful of the Island’s beautiful environment, unfortunately many are not. Campers on Rathlin this weekend left a serious mess in the area between Church Bay and Mill Bay.

'First Responder' Training

Monday 5 July 2010

Dalriada Urgent Care facilitators gave the first day of training to volunteer 'First Responders' from Rathlin last week. Nine people received initial training in emergency CPR and the use of defibrillators, with two more to be trained on a second date.

Quilt & 'Arpillera' Making

Wednesday 30 June 2010

On Thursday 8th July in the Richard Branson Centre at 11.00, Chilean curator Roberta Bacic will be talking about making 'arpilleras' - story-telling quilts. There will be plenty of examples, some short films, and most importantly, a discussion of how the Rathlin community can proceed with an arpilleras project. All very welcome.

Music Lessons

Wednesday 30 June 2010

Many thanks to Michael and Catherine Sands who have been giving very useful music lessons since April, and to all who have been availing of them. The lessons have now stopped for the Summer season, and will resume in September when everybody has more time to devote to the lessons and practicing!

Tristan da Cunha Public Talk

Tuesday 29 June 2010

The Richard Branson Centre was full last night for a public talk by Brad Robson, Fermanagh Area Manager for the RSPB about the year he and his family spent on Tristan da Cunha, the small and extremely remote group of islands in the South Atlantic, working on conservation issues.

Volunteer Visitors

Friday 25 June 2010

A group of five students and two faculty members from West Virginia University visited the Island on Tuesday, along with two Corrymeela volunteers, to work on a beach clean by the harbour, as well as weeding around the Boathouse Visitor Centre, some of the roadside and a number of gardens.

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