Month: June 2010

Bay festival under way on Isle of Man

The three-day Bay Festival has kicked off on the Isle of Man, with big names such as JLS and The Saturdays performing on the opening night. About 30,000 people are expected at the festival, which runs until Sunday in Noble’s

The Saturdays brighten up the Isle of Man in neon mini-dresses

Dressed in tiny, neon mini-dresses and sky-high heels, you could be forgiven for thinking it was just another day for The Saturdays.But the quintet had the task of opening the Isle of Man Bay Festival and just in case the


Isle of Man Tourism is pleased to announce that the month of June heralds the commencement of this year’s ‘Cruise Call’ season with three visits scheduled. The schedule starts this Sunday 20th June when the Isle of Man will play

From the BBC: A 7.2m (23.6ft) hole has been uncovered in the harbour bed under the pier used by passenger ships on the Isle of Man. Work to repair the damage at Victoria Pier is already under way while an

Oops! Cav penalised following crash at Tour of Switzerland

 That looks sore. The Isle of Man rider was handed a 30 second time penalty, docked 25 points and fined 200 Swiss francs following his involvement in the spectacular crash at the end of stage four of the Tour of

Kiaull yn Theay 3 – Readily available Manx music

I know from being at the Potomac Celtic Festival at the weekend that there’s a HUGE demand for Manx music in an accessible format. I was set upon by a harpist  pleading for music! This will be a great addition.

Brownies camp out at Rushen Abbey. Spooky!

If you know me you know I’m a Girl Scout through and through. I’m now a Girl Scout Leader — and it all began when I was a Brownie and Girl Guide back in the Isle of Man.  I love

98 degrees at Potomac Celtic Festival

Well done to Jim Kneale for manning the Greater Washington Area Manx Society’s tent all weekend at the Potomac Celtic Festival in Lessburg, Va. this weekend. Here he’s joined by me and Illiam Cassidy and photographed by Bill McCarthy who

Hutch makes it FIVE!

Ian Hutchinson became the first rider to win five races at an Isle of Man TT meeting when he won Friday’s Senior TT. The race was rerun over four laps after the initial race was halted because of an accident

Blast from the past

Back in the 1980s, Port Erin was home to World Champion F1 driver, Nigel Mansell. We remember him fondly as a Special Constable — a sort of sheriff’s deputy — and would laugh at the irony when he used the