Rathlin Businesses

Local Rathlin Island Businesses

Below you will find a wide variety of businesses and attractions that you can visit during your trip on Rathlin Island. Whether you're staying overnight or just for a day Rathlin Island has something that will interest everyone so get your tickets booked now while you still can!


Location: RSPB Rathlin Island


Stay overnight on Rathlin Island.

The Manor House Guest House

Coolnagrock B&B

Rathlin Island Hostel
Rathlin Camping Pods
Soerneog View Hostel & Cycle Hire
Cosy Cottage Self Catering
Druim Apartments Self Catering

Places to Eat & Drink

Day trips are perfect when there is lovely locally sourced food and drink.

The Manor House
The Lighthouse Cafe serves lunch & afternoon tea and The Island Restaurant serves dinner.
  • Phone: 02820760046 / 07886893296
  • Email: info@manorhouserathlin.com
The Watershed Cafe
The perfect place to rest up. They serve breakfast, lunch, home-bakes and hot & cold drinks.
McCuaig’s Bar
A wonderful atmosphere and banter is to be had at McCuaig’s Bar. They serve hot & cold drinks, alcoholic beverages, lunch and evening meals

Location: McCuaig's Bar

breakwater studio

Location: Breakwater Studio, Rathlin Island

Shop & Art

Tell everyone about your trip with these gifts.

Island Shop
Your one-stop-shop for groceries, ice-creams, soft drinks  and general supplies.
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Island Treasures Souvenir Shop and Post Office
Rathlin Island souvenirs, nautical gifts, books, art, ice-cream, cold drinks and more. They also offer Post Office services.
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Islander Rathlin Kelp
Rathlin Kelp products harvested and produced on Rathlin Island and available to buy in the Island Shop. Talks, tours and demonstrations also available.
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Breakwater Studio
Artwork and gifts by Rathlin Artist. Souvenirs, cards and gifts can also be bought here.
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Old Shop Studio
Come and view original local artwork produced on Rathlin Island.

Rathlin Seafood

Surrounded by water, why wouldn't you try some?

Rathlin Island Seafoods
Freshly caught fish, crab and lobster which are available to buy in the Island Shop
Islander Rathlin Kelp
Rathlin Kelp products harvested and produced on Rathlin Island and available to buy in the Island Shop. 

Location: The Kelp Stones

Photography: Northcoast Nature


Don't just experience it once.

Northcoast Nature
Local wildlife and landscape photographer who offers Photography Workshops. Prints are available from Breakwater Studio and serveral Ballycastle shops.
Douglas Cecil
Island prints – available to order.

Rathlin Books

Read up on the local History, myths and legends.

Augustine (Gusty) McCurdy
Stories and Legends of Rathlin, Gaeilge Reachlann, Walking on Rahtlin, Rathlin’s Rugged Story, An Island Childhood. Available from Island Treasure Gift Shops & The Boathouse Visitor Centre – Rathlin, McLister’s Newsagents – Ballycaste and Ceathru Poili – Falls Road Belfast and also on Amazon.
Ian Wilson
HMS Drake Rathlin Island Shipwreck. Available from Rathlin Island Books online shop, Island Treasures Gift Shop and the Boathouse Visitor Centre – Rathlin and in many bookshops.
Wallace Clark
The Call of the Running Tide. Available from Rathlin Island Books online shop, Island Treasures and the Boathouse Visitor Centre – Rathlin and in many bookshops.
Nicky Sebastian
Eight Walks on Rathlin Island. Available in Island Treasures Gift Shop & the Boathouse Visitor Centre and Breakwater Studio – Rathlin, Rathlin Island Ferry Office, Tourist Information Centre and McLister’s Newsagents – Ballycastle. Can also be bought direct from the author Nicky Sebastian (028 2076 0028 / islandnicky@aol.com).

Location: Kelp Store, Rathlin Island

Location: East Lighthouse

Visitor Information

a wealth of knowledge and history at your fingertips.

Boat House Visitor Centre & Museum
Visitor Centre & Museum has artefacts, photographs and information about Rathlin’s history and life on the island. Souvenirs and island related books are also for sale here. The island resident staff are on hand to answer your question and to help make your visit as enjoyable as possible. 

Toilets and Harbour Berthing

Just general business, nothing else.

Public Toilets with Disable Access and Baby Changing. Please note that there are also toilet facilities including Disable and Baby Changing at McCuaig’s Bar and the RSPB West Light Seabird Centre.
Harbour Berthing with space for approximately 40 boats – Berthing Fees apply.

Location: Rathlin Island Harbour

Location: Rathlin Island


Whether you want to pray or just visit, these two churches are always welcoming.

Church of the Immaculate Conception
Roman Catholic Mass every Sunday at 12:00PM every week.
St. Thomas’s Church 
Church of Ireland Services at 11:30AM every Sunday July to September, every third Sunday in October and November and every second Sunday from December to June.

Interested in travelling to Rathlin Island?

Book your tickets online to avoid disappointment!