Looking forward to inaugural Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival

14 04 2013

Rathlin Sound Martime Festival
Paying tribute to the organisers of the inaugural Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival Ballycastle SDLP Councillor Dónal Cunningham has said that he was looking forward to what he predicts will be an incredible week of events.
“A lot of hard work has already gone into planning the event, community groups from both Ballycastle and Rathlin have come together with others to work as a team to ensure the event realises its full potential.”

“The festival supported by “The Gathering 2013” will run from 24th May to 2nd June and will be centred on the Rathlin Sound, the body of water which lies between Rathlin and Ballycastle.”

“For the opening weekend events will focus on the Ballycastle side and then on Rathlin for the closing weekend. During the week long festival the town and island will play host to a wide range of community, cultural and education events and initiatives including sea-food themed events as well as music, drama and films.”

“I have no doubt that this festival will be a success and can grow into a major annual maritime festival. It will be a fantastic cultural event for Ballycastle, Rathlin and the wider region. It will give us all a fantastic opportunity to showcase all that is best in the region”.

“I am particularly pleased that Council has been able to support this event through existing budgets and our Tourism Events Fund.”

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