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History of Rathlin Island

Robert McCahan

History of Rathlin Island

by Robert McCahan

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Published by Northern Constitution in Coleraine .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Robery McCahan.
The Physical Object
Pagination20p. ;
Number of Pages20
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16238594M

These were Clan MacDonald lands for some time into the s. I was reading "Antrim Folk Tales" Last night and came across this interesting introduction to the chapter called "Two Rathlin Tales": "Sadness has cast a shadow on the island [of Rathlin] throughout history. "Rathlin Reminiscences" Margarets late father, Loughie McQuilkin, on his 90th birthday published his first book. It gives an insight into Rathlin, its people, their stories and its places. The book is out of print at present but is available to read at Coolnagrock B&B and Soerneog View Hostel. Margaret McQuilkin: Phone: +44 (0) 28

Rathlin Island, off the coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland, is a popular location for tourists to go. Many people looking to get away from life on the mainland and find peace and quiet in this idyllic island would simply, take the ferry across from Ballycastle.. There are many ways of exploring the island including walking, cycling and using inflatable y: Northern Ireland.   Benedict Anslow moved to Rathlin Island with his mum when he was Originally from London, he talks about what life is like as one of the few young people on an island .

RIFL is a small company of 22 Island and mainland employees. We have a dedicated and hardworking team who all go the extra mile to ensure all sailings run on time and comply with MCA certification. Our aim is to provide a reliable and enjoyable ferry service between Rathlin Island and Ballycastle for islanders and visitors. Book your tickets online for Rathlin Island, Rathlin Island: See reviews, articles, and photos of Rathlin Island, ranked No.2 on Tripadvisor among 7 attractions in Rathlin Island/5().


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History of Rathlin Island by Robert McCahan Download PDF EPUB FB2

A history of the island of Rathlin Paperback – January 1, by Gage (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Paperback, January 1, Author: Gage.

Early History. It is widely believed that Rathlin was the first inhabited Irish island, largely due to its close proximity to the Scottish coast. Although we don’t know the exact dates, it’s estimated that the first settlers arrived on the island somewhere between BC.

Rathlin Island has an aura of remoteness. It is only a few miles off the north coast of Antrim, and yet it is separated from the mainland by treacherous seas. Numerous shipwrecks have given the waters of Rathlin Sound a reputation as a graveyard, and the island itself has a turbulent history to match/5(2).

Rathlin Island Guide From George Henry Bassett’s The Book of Antrim, THE Island of Rathlin, at its nearest point, is over 7 miles from the mainland.

It is about this distance north of Ballycastle, with which it has a connection Tuesdays and Fridays weekly by sail boat for the transit of mails and passengers.

A History of Rathlin Island,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. It contains a wealth of artefacts, photographs and information about Rathlin's history and life on the island. Souvenirs and island-related books are for sale. (Open April to September daily - ). With lots to keep everyone entertained, make sure Rathlin Island is on your must-see list.

Rathlin in Saturday Magazine Rathlin from: Anderson's Historical Sketches of the Ancient Native Irish Article and illustration on Bruce's Castle, Island of Raghery from: "The Dublin Penny Journal" No. 56 Vol. II, J Rathlin Island has a long and eventful history, and some of the most History of Rathlin Island book scenery anywhere in Ireland or Britain.

It offers unspoilt environments and is renowned for its wildlife, particularly its seabird breeding colonies. The island offers relaxing peace and quiet, as well as the friendliest of welcomes. A request from mariners for a light on Rathlin Island was first made inbut due to differences of opinion between the Commissioners of Northern Lights in Edinburgh and the Corporation for Improving the Port of Dublin or Ballast Board, the final approval from Trinity House was not obtained until March and construction did not start until May Rathlin was probably the first Irish island to become inhabited, it is presumed man arrived here somewhere between - BC from Scotland.

It can also claim to have a gruesome history as it was the scene of several major massacres of the population. Unlike the songs collected on the mainland, which were mainly (though not exclusively) composed in Ireland, the songs collected on Rathlin Island were predominantly Scottish in origin.

One of the most common songs sung on the island was called ‘Domhnall agus Morag’ —’Domhnall and Morag’. Residents on Rathlin, an island off the coast of County Antrim, with a population of and no known case of Covid, have also restricted ferry services to essential travel in an effort to.

"The Church Catechism was commissioned by the Bishop of Down and Connor, Francis Hutchinson, in an attempt to convert the Irish-speaking catholic population of Rathlin Island, Co. Antrim, to Protestantism. Written phonetically, the Catechism is a valuable record of spoken Ulster Irish in the early part of the eighteenth century.".

Rathlin, Its Island Story, is an impressively detailed chronological history of Rathlin from pre-historic times to the present (the postscript was added in ). The text is well researched and the chapter topics include the Vikings, the Byssets and Bruce, the Tudors versus the Scots, the Essex and Campbell massacres, and Rathlin under the Gages.

The island visitor centre and museum, the Boathouse, situated a short walk from the harbour in Church Bay, contains a wealth of artefacts, photographs and information about Rathlin's history and life on the island.

Souvenirs and island-related books for sale. The island resident staff are on hand to answer your questions and to help make your. About this book Rathlin Island lies five miles off the north Antrim coast between Ireland and Scotland and although small has been occupied continuously since the Mesolithic period (c.7, years ago).

In the past it has been fought over, bought and sold, raided and blockaded. Catherine Gage wrote in her A History of the Island of Rathlin that a large silver penannular brooch was found in the grave marked by the standing stone. The Rathlin Brooch, as it has become known, was probably made by a Viking from one of the Irish or Scottish colonies sometime in the late 9th century.

Rathlin is a fascinating book covering a wide range of ecological topics, including a very interesting detailed treatise on wildlife, including birds, animals, sea creatures, fishing and plants.

Also included are geological features and life in this small island. The narrative relates to the past few decades and explores activity back many /5. While visiting the island in Augustwith the help of our good friend Errol Walsh of Glenarim, I was put in touch with historian (and relative) Augustine McCurdy.

He has written a number of delightful and interesting small books, inluding "Rathlin's Rugged Story" - see more on the right. Here's a long but interesting history of Rathlin. Rathlin Island Books. likes. Rathlin Island Books in an independent book publisher, based on Rathlin Island, Co ers:.

Rathlin Island lies six miles off Ballycastle in North-east Ireland and 16 miles from the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland. It is eight miles long and less than one mile wide. Shaped like a boot, made with layers of basalt on limestone on the higher parts. It is surrounded by limestone and basalt sea cliffs reaching ft .On the coast of Antrim, just off Ballycastle, lies the island of Rathlin.

It is mainly a huge basaltic rock with a precipitous coastline. It contains an area of 4, acres, of which 1, are sheltered and capable of cultivation, the rest being heather and rock.Rathlin Island Rathlin lies off the coast of North Antrim with a regular ferry service from Ballycastle.

Although not officially on the Causeway Coastal Route, it is well worth a detour, allow a minimum of a day and book in advance for the ferry if your travelling during the holiday season.