There’s now more than one reason to cross the Rope Bridge

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THE National Trust is holding a volunteers day at the salmon fishery on Carrick-a-Rede Island this Saturday.

The Trust has secured funding from the Rural Development Programme to restore the former fishery at Carrick-a-Rede. The project is near completion and the National Trust is calling on volunteers to help in the final stages of the project.

The project is titled “Beyond the Bridge” and will form a unique aspect of preservation of local maritime heritage of the North Coast including enhancing local tourism for the Ballintoy area.

The cottage is due to open to the public on October 8. Anyone wishing to tour the fishery can book a guided tour by contacting the National Trust on 028 2076 9839 or go on line at

So, why not come along and become part of the team. Apart from good fun on the day you will also play an important role in the restoration of the fishery cottage preserving our built heritage for future generations. Refreshments will be served on the day.

If you like to join the National Trust as a volunteer the Trust or like to become a member we would very much like to hear from you.

You can keep up to date with developments by visiting or telephone National Trust Carrick-a-Rede office 028 2076 9839