Month: January 2011

MA in Manx Studies

University of Liverpool, Centre for Manx Studies, Douglas, Isle of Man –Commencing October 2011 The MA in Manx Studies offers students the chance to study for a postgraduate qualification while spending a year on the beautiful Isle of Man, with

Isle of Man is purrfect home for Harry Potter cat

By Visit Isle of Man on Friday, 28 January 2011 at 08:37 ONE of the stars of the Harry Potter films lives in Douglas. And it seems Pumpkin, who plays the world’s most famous moggy – Hermione’s pet cat Crookshanks –

Memories of Cronk y Voddy

Life has changed a great deal in Cronk y Voddy over the years, but the community spirit remains steadfast which is reflected within the pages of ‘Memories of Cronk y Voddy’, a new book published by Lily Publications. A small

And if you’re in London…

Who Do You Think You Are? If you have ancestors from the Isle of Man, we may have the answer at Olympia Stand No 903 where brand new state of the art research facility the iMuseum is previewing at Olympia

Laurence runs for the Keys

Our own Laurence Skelly is running for office on the island. As a Past President of NAMA and organizer of the San Diego Convention as well the man behind the exceptional Manx Inspirations company I’m sure he’ll do well. Good luck

2011 Celtic Society of Southern Maryland Celtic Festival

Greetings all: As is usual for this time of year, we find ourselves with our annual Celtic Festival on the horizon:  the 2011 Celtic Festival is scheduled for April 30th.  If you know of any other Celtic-related organizations that might

The Tickethall – new restaurant at Douglas railway station

Following refurbishment, The Tickethall, managed by Steve Quirke, opened for business on Monday morning at the former Greens cafe site at Douglas railway station.  Mr Quirke, a trained chef, moved to the island in 1992 as hotel services manager for

Isle of Man Tourism Launches New Group Travel Guide

ISLE OF MAN TOURISM has produced its first dedicated guide for coach and group organisers in conjunction with industry partners to maintain current levels and develop group visits to the Isle of Man. The guide features over forty attractions and

The Voyage of Odin’s Raven — Remember that?

The first talk of the year organised by the Friends of Manx National Heritage charted the progress of the remarkable journey made by the replica Viking ship ‘Odin’s Raven’ during the celebrations of Millennium Year in 1979. Held within the

Stamps Release – Isle of Man Genealogy

With the iMuseum now a step closer to opening its doors to a curious public Isle of Man Post will be issuing a set of stamps on the 18th February, 2011, dedicated to the all absorbing and fascinating topic of