Rathlin Island, County Antrim

A view of the Rathlin Island cliffs and caves

 

This is an isolated island off the North coast of Ireland with some interesting features and history.

It is not always possible to visit the island due to the rough seas, but it is clearly visible as you drive around the coast.

Those views alone should not be missed on any tours of Ireland.

 

The island is actually 8 miles off the coast of Ireland towards the Mull Of Kintyre in Scotland.

On a clear day all of that is visible.

 

It is a boomerang shaped island with a small population of just over 100 people.

It survives on farming and fishing.

 

The island is famous for its birds, with over 175 species, 79 of which breed on the island.

Its most well-known birds are the Puffins.

 

There is only one pub and one hotel.

There is no policeman, as there is no need.

 

In 1898 Marconi made his first historic transmission between Rathlin and Ballycastle.

 

At Ireland and Scotland Luxury Tours we enjoy taking our clients around the coast and showing them the view of Rathlin Island