Rathlin Island

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Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland's only inhabited island
Visit Rathlin

Plan your visit

If you are looking for some help with planning your trip to Rathlin then this is the place to be. Our website can guide you through essential travel information, accommodation and eating out. Learn about the island’s history at the Boathouse Visitor Centre and get your own Rathlin postmark at the island Post Office.

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Reasons for visiting

Rathlin for all seasons

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Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland's only inhabited island

The overall aim of the LIFE Raft project is to eradicate rats and ferrets from Rathlin Island for the benefit of its SPA features and other key species such as corncrake.

It will do so by removing the threat of invasive rats and ferrets from an internationally important seabird island and benefiting numerous Annex 1 and/or migratory bird species.

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Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland's only inhabited island
Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland's only inhabited island
Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland's only inhabited island
Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland's only inhabited island
Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland's only inhabited island
Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland's only inhabited island
About us

Established in 1978

The Rathlin Development & Community Association (RDCA) is the voluntary body that represents the Rathlin community and lobbies for improvements to services and infrastructure etc.

The RDCA membership elects a committee of volunteers that are heavily involved in various projects, ranging from training and skills development to renewable energy and a whole lot in between.

The Rathlin Community Association was established in 1978 and after alterations to the constitution, its name changed in 1986 to the Rathlin Development and Community Association. The RDCA is a charity, recognised by the NI Charity Commission and HMRC.


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RDCA App

Download our App today

If you are using a smartphone, you can download the Rathlin App. The app will be used to help keep Rathlin’s residents and visitors as up to date as possible about the services and activities that the island has to offer.


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