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A Summer on Rathlin

This true portrayal of life on Rathlin Island reveals a community of just over 100 residents, where young people are valued as the key to survival for future generations.

A busy summer on the island sees the first ever Maritime festival, with currachs, ceilidhs and many visitors. The tourist industry is also getting a boost with the building of a new hostel. The island play is in rehearsal and the primary school, with only nine pupils, has a new headmistress this year. There's no secondary school on the island, so as summer draws to a close, the older children prepare to go to boarding school in Belfast.

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30 minutes

Last on

Wed 2 Jul 2014 22:35
BBC One Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland HD only