Rathlin Island is a Special Area of Conservation and a nature reserve for guillemots, fulmars, kittiwakes, razorbills and a fragile population of tiny sea parrots

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On the first part of the walk the estuary is at its widest but then narrows to a densely wooded meander loop known as Drakes Pool

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Oscar winner: Wilde is ranked World’s No 1 Irishman. Photograph: Eric Luke

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