Rathlin Island, Rathlin Island

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Rathlin Island is an island and civil parish off the coast of County Antrim and the northernmost point of Northern Ireland.
Rathlin is the only inhabited offshore island of Northern Ireland, with a steadily growing population of approximately 150 people, and is the most northerly inhabited island off the coast of the island of Ireland. The reverse L-shaped Rathlin island is 4mi from east to west, and 2.5mi from north to south.
The highest point on the island is Slieveard, 134 metres (440 feet) above sea level. Rathlin is 15.5mi from the Mull of Kintyre, the southern tip of Scotland's Kintyre peninsula. It is part of the Causeway Coast and Glens council area, and is represented by the Rathlin Development & Community Association.
TownlandRathlin is part of the traditional barony Cary (around the town of Ballycastle), and of current district Moyle. The island constitutes a Civil parish and is subdivided into 22 townlands:
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  • We took a day trip to Rathlin with our caravan club. Great day out with great company. Will be back when puffing are there  more »
  • Everyone should visit Rathlin!! Absolutely beautiful island! Such gorgeous views and fantastic walks.  more »
  • Fantastic for walks and lots to see. Scenery stunning. Maybe better to bring a picnic as there are very few places to get refreshments.
  • Loved it! Go early, rent a bike, check out the birds, grab a pint! Great day out
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