Rathlin Island

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Rathlin Island
Rathlin Island by Sentinel-2.jpg
True-color ESA Sentinel-2 image of Rathlin Island
Rathlin Island is located in Northern Ireland
Rathlin Island
Rathlin Island
Rathlin Island shown within Northern Ireland
Population154 
Irish grid referenceD134518
• Belfast47 miles
District
County
CountryNorthern Ireland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBallycastle
Postcode districtBT54
Dialling code028
PoliceNorthern Ireland
FireNorthern Ireland
AmbulanceNorthern Ireland
EU ParliamentNorthern Ireland
UK Parliament
WebsiteRathlin Development & Community Association's official website
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
Antrim
55°17′32″N 6°11′30″W / 55.292132°N 6.191685°W / 55.292132; -6.191685Coordinates: 55°17′32″N 6°11′30″W / 55.292132°N 6.191685°W / 55.292132; -6.191685

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 boats. The island offers many beautiful picturesque views and scenery with lighthouses and waves crashing around the edge of the coast.

This island is home to many varieties of animals. Travelling to this scenic island is way of tourists being able to watch wildlife in their natural habitat. It’s also home to one of the most extensive ranges of sea life and birds with birds, dolphins and seals visiting the island quite often.

References[change | change source]

  1. Beagmore stone circles and alignments and Cregganconroe court grave NI Department of the Environment. Retrieved 2012-10-15.