General information

Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival

The Festival is a programme of nautical themed events in Ballycastle and Rathlin Island. Come along and join in and help celebrate our rich diverse maritime Culture during this unique festival.

The festival celebrates the culture, cuisine and coastal treasures with exciting sea-focused programme of nautical themed events in Ballycastle and Rathlin Island.

Events such as the Tall Ship, Curragh’s, have-a-go kayaking, traditional music, Naturally North Coast & Glens Market and an ‘Ulster Chowder Cook off’ only give a flavour of what is on offer to see and do.

Naturally North Coast and Glens Artisan Market will be at Ballycastle seafront on 25th, 26th and 27th. If you love local fresh food, quirky handmade crafts and fine art make sure and visit our many and varied stalls.

RTE Dancing with the Stars contestant and Irish Country Sensation Cliona Hagan makes her debut

performance at the Marine Hotel, Ballycastle during the Festival on Sunday 26th May. Tickets can be purchased online from eventbrite or Marine Hotel Tel: 028 2076 2222.

Opening times

Dates and times to be confirmed

See website at a later date for times of events

Price list

Most events are free, but please refer to the website at a later date.


  • Free (parking charges may apply)

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  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival

Ballycastle Visitor Information Centre 14 Bayview Road
County Antrim
BT54 6BT
Phone number
T: (028) 2076 2024
Web Address

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