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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DISTANT SKY Date: Saturday 22 June Time: 11am - 6pm (Rathlin) & 7pm - 12pm (Ballycastle) Venue: Rathlin Island & Ballycastle Contact: E: rdca@btconnect.com Snow water presents the first in a series of events showcasing and profiling music, the spoken word and the shared experience.
Visit Rathlin Island JUST 6km offshore from Ballycastle this L-shaped island is home to hundreds of seals and thousands of nesting seabirds, including puffins, in late spring and summer.
If you want to see puffins this summer, visit colonies like those at the RSPB's Bempton Cliffs in Yorkshire, Rathlin Island in Northern Ireland or South Stack Cliffs in Wales.
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.
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. The narrative of the poem begins with an unidentified speaker describing the prospect from Ireland's most north-easterly headland.
In July 1898 he carried out one of the first overseas radio broadcasts between Ballycastle and nearby Rathlin Island.
Other unusual routes include a 120-mile round trip to Altnaharra - a small hamlet in north Scotland which holds the record for the lowest temperature recorded in Britain, a peninsula off Scotland where the local postie delivers mail on a ferry and uses a garden shed for an office, and a boat trip to Rathlin Island in Northern Ireland.
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 ...'