Rathlin Island Video Travel Guides

Ireland


Great Videos and Photos of the Best Places and Things to see in Rathlin Island Ireland. For the independent traveller who is interested in seeing places while planning their next trip. Or for anyone who likes to be close to nature and see the quieter parts of the country or city

Rathlin Island, about six miles off the coast from Ballycastle is the only inhabited island in Northern Ireland. The island has a regular ferry a number of times a day and the journey time is only about 20-30 minutes on the fast ferry.





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Church Bay

The Harbour

The Harbour

Church Bay

Kelp Bay

Kelp Bay

Church Bay

Mill Bay

Mill Bay

Church Bay

Evening

Evening

Church Bay

Ferry

Ferry

Church Bay

Seals in Mill Bay

Seals in Mill Bay

Church Bay


Further Reading on Wikipedia : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rathlin Island

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West of the Island

From the village at Church Bay its about 7km to the western edge of the island. The route is good for a cycle, though its very hilly at times so walking up and down is recommended. On the west side there are some tall sea stacks and in the springtime, the cliffs are teeming with Auks, Kitty wakes and Puffins.

Sea Stacks

Sea Stacks

West of the Island

These sea stacks are just off the cliffs at the end of the roadway near the RSPB center.

Sedge Warbler

Sedge Warbler

West of the Island

This is a medium-sized warbler. It has a streaked brown back and wings, and pale underparts. The rump is warm brown and unstreaked, contrasting with the duller wings. The forehead is flattened, there is a prominent whitish supercilium, the crown is streaked with black, and the bill is strong and pointed. The legs are greyish.

Flora and Fauna

Flora and Fauna

West of the Island

The island is well known for its orchids and bees.

Cycle to the West of the Island

Cycle to the West of the Island

West of the Island


Further Reading on Wikipedia : Rathlin Island

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RSPB Nature Reserve

Rathlin is one of 43 Special Areas of Conservation in Northern Ireland. It is home to tens of thousands of seabirds, including common guillemots, kittiwakes, puffins and razorbills about thirty bird families in total.

Razorbill

Razorbill

RSPB Nature Reserve

Guillemot

Guillemot

RSPB Nature Reserve

Puffin

Puffin

RSPB Nature Reserve

Great Black Backed Gull

Great Black Backed Gull

RSPB Nature Reserve

RSPB Centre

RSPB Centre

RSPB Nature Reserve

Kittiwake

Kittiwake

RSPB Nature Reserve


Further Reading on Wikipedia : Rathlin Island Natural history

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Rue Headland

The Rue headland is the southern dog leg of the island. Rue point is about 4 miles from the harbour and only about 2 miles from the mainland. The headland is very scenic and has an abundance of wild life.

Rue Point

Rue Point

Rue Headland

Doon Bay

Doon Bay

Rue Headland

Ushet Lough

Ushet Lough

Rue Headland

Headland Walk

Headland Walk

Rue Headland


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Light House Loop

At the back of the village there is a loop walk that brings you to the North East Lighthouse and the northern cliffs.

East Lighthouse Walk

East Lighthouse Walk

Light House Loop

Lighthouse Cliffs

Lighthouse Cliffs

Light House Loop

East Light House

East Light House

Light House Loop

Coastguard House Walk

Coastguard House Walk

Light House Loop



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