Roonivoolin Ramble

01 April
Rathlin Island lies just six miles off the coast of Northern Ireland but a short ferry crossing will transport you to another world.

Join RSPB NI warden and islander Liam McFaul to explore the Roonivoolin reserve on the southern arm of the island.This haven for nature is home to a rich variety of birds and wildlife, from common blue butterflies to wildflowers, soaring birds of prey to Northern Ireland’s only family of chough.
Along the way you might also spot seals lazing in Mill Bay or, if you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of an elusive Irish hare.

You’ll also be able to enjoy stunning scenery as far as the eye can see, including views of Fair Head and the Mull of Kintyre. RSPB NI recommends you book your ferry crossing at 11:15, departure from Ballycastle and the return crossing at 16.15.

Ferry crossing is bookable in advance via or by calling 028 2076 9299.

Please also bring a packed lunch and wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear in case of inclement weather.


NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Standard price:

Prices (if applicable) Free for RSPB members and children under five.
Non-members £5 for adults and £2.50 for children.

Date Info:

1st April 2017

Performance times:

12:00 - 16:00


Free - RSPB members and children under 5
Non-members £5 Adults, £2.50 children

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Ballycastle Visitor Information Centre
  • Prior Booking Required
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