As with the North West 200 every year, the Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival has become a sign that summer is just around the corner here on the Causeway Coast, which makes us like it even more than we already do!
Now in it’s 6th year the Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival has grown from strength to strength and represents a wonderful celebration of our neighbours Ballycastle and Rathlin Island’s maritime history and heritage together.
The festival is named after the body of water, the “Rathlin Sound”, found between the mainland and island and combines a packed itinerary of events with delicious local foods and beautiful crafts, courtesy of the visiting Naturally North Coast and Glens Market, a Sailing Regatta, various other races and a visit from JetMan!
When you’re visiting you’ll also be able to enjoy live cookery theatres featuring top local chefs, the Ulster Chowder Championship and you might even catch a glimpse of visiting Viking Ships!
All of this is set amidst stunning scenery, with the iconic Fairhead never far away, diverse attractions and an area bursting with local culture and heritage.
If that’s whetted your appetite then be aware that the Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival 2017 will take place between 26th May and 4th of June.
If you’d like to enjoy even more of the incredible Causeway Coastal route then pop on over! We’re just down the road in the lovely coastal town of Portrush.
We have everything here for the perfect stay from beautiful classic rooms to traditional Northern Irish breakfasts and local beers to premium gins and whiskies. All just a short walk from the beach on Northern Ireland’s stunning north coast. Get in touch for more info!
See you soon!