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Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival

Join us in a celebration of Ballycastle and

Rathlin Island's maritime heritage.

26th May - 4th June 2023

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Ballycastle Programme
Rathlin Island Programme

Join us

Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival, an exciting annual 10 day celebration of our rich local maritime history, culture, music, and food, located on the stunningly beautiful landscapes and waters between Ballycastle and Rathlin Island on the spectacular north coast of Ireland, right in the heart of the Causeway Coast and Glens.

The communities of Rathlin Island and Ballycastle invite all our national and international friends to join us for the 2023 return of the Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival.

The festival is about inspiring a passion for the sea as well as celebrating local culture and will bring together a rich mix of activities and events both on the sea and on land. 

Come experience this stunning location with warm welcomes and join this must visit event in 2023. The event is for everyone passionate about the sea as well as those interested in celebrating and experiencing our rich local history, culture and heritage.

And for those of you with more time available you’ll find a wealth of truly inspiring, breath-taking and exciting places to visit and things to do nearby along the spectacular Causeway Coast before and after the Festival.

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