Boat Trip to Rathlin

Details

Location

Ballycastle, Benmore, Fair Head, Rathlin Island

Year

circa 1957

Source

Format

16mm

colour

Length

03min 27sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

British Film Institute, National Museums Northern Ireland, Tourism NI

Rights Holder

Rights are managed by National Museums Northern Ireland on behalf of Tourism NI

Description

Travel across the Sea of Moyle towards the island that sheltered Robert the Bruce in 1306.

Leave the gently bobbing rafts in Ballycastle, board the Rathlin ferry and begin the 6 mile journey across the choppy straits of Moyle. Drink in panoramic views of the north coast of Antrim from a passenger’s perspective. Watch as Fairhead fades into the distance and the sky fills with birds. With flocks of gulls in constant pursuit of the ferry you could mistake these Northern Ireland Tourist Board rushes for uncanny outtakes from Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’. 
 

Notes

These colour rushes by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board come from the collection of National Museums Northern Ireland. 
 

Credits

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

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