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Fishing for Words: A Creative Writing Workshop on Rathlin Island

31. May 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


A creative writing workshop led by Bernie McGill for participants aged 16+.  No previous experience required. Come with writing materials and be prepared to write and share your work in the surroundings of the beautiful Manor House on Rathlin Island. Numbers are limited so please phone the Manor House (028 2076 0046) to ensure a place. Here’s the ferry timetable between Ballycastle and Rathlin.

Bernie McGill is the author of The Watch House, a novel set on Rathlin Island at the time of the Marconi wireless experiments in 1898. Watch the book trailer, filmed on Rathlin for a taster of the island.

Bernie will read from The Watch House, in conversation with writer and filmmaker Margot McCuaig in St. Thomas’ Church on Rathlin Island at 7pm on 31st May.

For full updates on the Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival which takes place this year from Friday 25th May to Sunday 3rd June, and to be in with a chance of winning return ferry travel from Ballycastle and a voucher for The Manor House, sign up for the newsletter here. Results on Saturday 19th May 2018.


31. May 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival
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The Manor House
Rathlin Island County Antrim BT54 6RT United Kingdom + Google Map
028 2076 0046
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