Rathlin Island


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Rathlin Island

(răth`lĭn), 5 sq mi (13 sq km), Moyle dist., N Northern Ireland. Its cliffs, of limestone and basalt, rise at Slieveacarn to 449 ft (137 m). Farming and fishing are important. St. Columba is said to have founded a church there in the 6th cent., and the ruins of a castle in which Robert I (Robert the Bruce) is reputed to have hidden still remain.
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00 see website Venues: Glenariffe, Cushendall, Cushendun, Ballycastle and Rathlin Island A festival of scary tales and fine music taking place in the Glens of Antrim, an area rich in folklore.
The Department for Communities has recently designated a number of historic sites around Rathlin Island.
Kinbane Farm Antrim BACK TO THE LAND: The cattle at this farm wake up to one of the best views in Northern Ireland - grassy meadows and a stretch of water looking over to Rathlin Island.
Seals calling and snorting, Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland; 9.
Dan travels to Rathlin island, where he reveals how hundreds of women and children were massacred in the name of Elizabeth I, and visits the tomb of former governor Arthur Chichester, who began a new colonisation strategy using scorched earth tactics.
The first ballot boxes were already being delivered to remote parts of Britain, including Rathlin Island off the northeast coast of Northern Ireland.
Dan travels to Rathlin island, where he reveals how hundreds of women and children were massacred in the name of Elizabeth I and visits the tomb of former governor Arthur Chichester, who began a new colonisation strategy using scorched earth tactics and laid waste to much of the land surrounding the town.
The poem shares epic sensibilities and the topographical genre with Drummond's poem The Giant's Causeway (1811); but Beggs's poem is a much shorter work and focuses attention on a more specific region in the north of Ireland: the northern Antrim Plateau and Rathlin Island.
It was taken by ferry to Rathlin Island, just 15 miles from the Mull of Kintyre.
In July 1898 he carried out one of the first overseas radio broadcasts between Ballycastle and nearby Rathlin Island.
The English dominated much of southern Scotland and Bruce had to flee, possibly to Rathlin Island off the coast of Ireland, where sheltering gloomily in a cave he supposedly had his encouraging encounter with a spider: 'If at first you don't succeed .