Welcome to the resurrected Rathlin Island Website (sort of)
The original website opened on 1st November 2002 but, for various reasons, closed in 2014. I have strong Rathlin connections and, during my pursuit for branches in my own Family Tree, have uncovered a lot of information about the Island that I'd like to share. If you're interested you can find out more about me in by using the Webmaster link. The site (and much of my own research) would not have been possible without the help of others. The Acknowledgments should suitably swell their clever heads.
Genealogy is even more popular now than ever before but, while there is much more Irish information available on the internet than there was, few sites for specific places in Ireland have all available data FOR one place IN one place. I've been promising to make the information available on a new site for ages and have started a completely new site. However, literally thousands of the original records were created manually in tables but, most unfortunately, can't be cut an pasted into the much more modern format I'm working on. As a stop-gap I've updated some data on this old version of the site while I devolop the new one.
The navigation panel below should be fairly self explanatory and easy to operate, just click on the Heading of your choice use the Previous Page link to go Back one page or Home to return here.
The Rathlin Directory contains many Rathlin families from the 18th century to the present day, as of 22nd September 2018 the Directory now includes over 8700 individuals (about twice the 2014 amount) from over 2400 family groups. With branches in Ireland, the Americas, Australasia and Mainland Britain.
I'm hoping to develop a script to allow visitors to view, submit and download Genealogical information online, this will follow.
In Resources you'll find all the available records for the Island, I intend to transcribe all the Hatches, Matches and Dispatches that I can track down in the new Catholic and Statutory records online but this will take time.
The Site News, Message Board, Photos, Links, Guest Book and Contacts have been disabled.
I'll let you find out about McCuaig's Bar yourself!