Welcome to Rathlin Island Walking Tours
The very warmest of welcomes to Paul Quinn who will be our guide on the Rathlin Island Walking Tours. Paul is a native of the Causeway Coast and is a keen explorer of the history and heritage of his local area. He fell in love with Rathlin on his first visit in the late 1970s after leaving university. Over many years he has built up an intimate knowledge of the island and its way of life and just loves to share his experience with the world.
Rathlin Island Walking Tours Highlights
Explore Northern Ireland’s only inhabited island on foot with local expert Paul Quinn:-
- Discover the heritage, flora and fauna of the dramatic Rathlin Island
- Watch shorebirds in Mill Bay including curlew, oystercatcher and herring gull
- Hear the tales of shipwrecks and exile
- See how the islanders live and work today
- Hear about Robert the Bruce and many stories of the battles fought on Rathlin
- Visit the spectacular RSPB Seabird Centre at Rathlin West Lighthouse
For more information on the tours you can visit our dedicated webpage on this site or use the links below!
About Rathlin Island
Rathlin Island is situated off the north east coast of Ireland, and is the only inhabited offshore island in Northern Ireland. Because of its geographical position, Rathlin has long had associations with both Ireland and Scotland, and it once lay at the heart of the ancient kingdom of Dal Riada.
The island has County Antrim to the south, the Inishowen peninsula in County Donegal to the west, the island of Islay in the Hebrides to the north, and the Mull of Kintyre in mainland Scotland to the east. Today, Rathlin has modern transport and tourist facilities, and a steadily rising permanent population of around 145 people.
Rathlin Island has a long and eventful history, and some of the most breath-taking scenery anywhere in Ireland or Britain. It offers unspoilt environments and is renowned for its wildlife, particularly its seabird breeding colonies. The island offers relaxing peace and quiet, as well as the friendliest of welcomes!