SLIDESHOW - Rathlin Island cut off for fourth day due to severe weather

Severe weather has resulted in the Rathlin Island Ferry being unable to sail for four consecutive days.

Raging seas a have prevented ferry sailings from Rathlin Island to Ballycastle for the fourth day in a row.

Raging seas at Ballycastle and in the North Channell have prevented Ferry Sailing from Rathlin Island to Ballycastle. This is the fourth day that there has been no sailings to Rathlin Island on the North Coast of Northern Ireland.It is the only inhabited offshore island in Northern Ireland, with a population of just over 100 people, and is the most northerly inhabited island off the coast of N Ireland. Residents have now been without fresh food supplies for four days with the weather showing no sign of a break to allow ferries to travel to the mainland. If the weather continues it will be necessary to Airlift supplies onto the stricken Island. PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

Raging seas at Ballycastle and in the North Channell have prevented Ferry Sailing from Rathlin Island to Ballycastle. This is the fourth day that there has been no sailings to Rathlin Island on the North Coast of Northern Ireland.It is the only inhabited offshore island in Northern Ireland, with a population of just over 100 people, and is the most northerly inhabited island off the coast of N Ireland. Residents have now been without fresh food supplies for four days with the weather showing no sign of a break to allow ferries to travel to the mainland. If the weather continues it will be necessary to Airlift supplies onto the stricken Island. PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

Rathlin Island is the only inhabited offshore island in Northern Ireland, with a population of just over 100 people.

Residents have now been without fresh food supplies for four days with the weather showing no sign of a break to allow ferries to travel to the mainland.

If the weather continues, it will be necessary to airlift supplies onto the stricken island.

SLIDESHOW PICTURES- STEVEN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA