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Amidst the rugged landscape of this isolated island, you can let your mind wander and discover a tranquillity and beauty that is so unexpected. The ferry to Rathlin Island travels just six miles across the "Sea of Moyle". This island is six miles long, one mile wide, "L" shaped and home to a small population of around seventy people.

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Rathlin Island

In the harbour is the Boathouse, where visitors can discover some of the exciting history, learn about present day island life and see some artefacts from shipwrecks around the island.

A short walk around to Mill Bay there is a colony of seals, who are fun to just sit and watch! At the other side of the harbour are two churches where visitors can sit quietly or just admire the architecture. At the west of the island is the renowned RSPB Seabird Centre, where puffins, guillemots, razorbills and kittiwakes can be viewed during the summer months. It is also home to some magnificent views, on clear days Donegal, the North Antrim coastline, the island of Islay and the Mull of Kintyre can be seen.

Throughout the year special occasions are celebrated with ceilidhs. Music, song and dance remain at the heart of the community life. There are many tales of myth and mystery surrounding Rathlin, the most famous tells of Robert the Bruce. In 1306, the Scottish King was driven from Scotland by Edward I of England and took refuge on Rathlin.

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  • Dalriada Cottage

    Dalriada Cottage offers a high standard of Self Catering Accommodation and is ideal for Family Holidays or for a group of friends on a relaxing week/ weekend break and is in an ideal location for exploring the Glens Of Antrim and The Causeway Coast.

    • Ideal For Families
    • Ideal location
    • Pet friendly home
    • Sleeps 8 people
    • Free WIFI available
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