SLIDESHOW - tall ship signals start of Rathlin Sound Festival

The Tall Ship Thalassa from the Netherlands is pictured passing Rathlin Island and preparing to dock in Ballycastle Harbour after making her journey from the Scottish Islands.

Her visit comes in time for this year’s Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival which runs from Friday 27th May- Sunday 5th June 2016.

The Tall Ship Thalassa from the Netherlands is pictured passing Rathlin Island and preparing to dock in Ballycastle Harbour after making her journey from the Scottish Islands. .PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

The Tall Ship Thalassa from the Netherlands is pictured passing Rathlin Island and preparing to dock in Ballycastle Harbour after making her journey from the Scottish Islands. .PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

The week-long festival has a packed programme of events and activities, including the opportunity to sail on a Tall Ship – the Johanna-Lucretia. For more information and to book tickets, contact the Ballycastle Visitor Information Centre on Tel: 028 2076 2024.

PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA