Month: May 2011

The Manx TT starts today!!!

There is nothing on Earth quite like the Isle of Man TT Races. No other motorcycle race is held on such a challenging track as the 37-mile plus Mountain Course with its seemingly never-ending series of bends, bumps, jumps, stone

Exhibition of Manx Crosses at St German’s Cathedral

EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND! The Manx Crosses Exhibition has now been extended  until the end of July and will run alongside a smaller exhibition by the Fishermen’s Mission from mid-June. An exhibition of Manx crosses held at St German’s Cathedral

Over a 1000 children studying the Manx

THE Manx language has seen a revival in schools across the Isle of Man thanks to more opportunities for young people who wish to learn the native language. More than 1,000 pupils now learn Manx in primary schools and around

Good prices to Ireland – and it's a short hop from there to the IOM

Isle of Man in the Spring

MANX SPRING COLOURS 2011 from Andy Stewart on Vimeo.

Cav wins in Italy but declines the inclines

Mark Cavendish claimed his second victory in three days as he bowed out of the 2011 Giro D’Italia in style on Thursday afternoon. Along with many other sprinters, Cav has opted to leave this year’s Italian tour after the 12th

The Isle of Man Railway – The Travellers’ Companion

Published by the Isle of Man Steam Railway Supporters’ Association this souvenir guide will appeal to both the committed enthusiast and the occasional passenger. Compact and colourful this slim, but informative volume, packs easily into a knapsack for reference and

Obituary for Ean Wood by Victor Schonfield, The Guardian

Ean Wood had a broad knowledge of film and music and set questions for the King William’s college annual quiz My friend Ean Wood, (and mine to, Kelly) who has died aged 73, was the author of A Cheerful Book of

Praying the Keeills 2011

‘Praying the Keeills’ is a unique opportunity to discover some of the Island’s rich heritage of early religious sites whose remains lie scattered across the Isle of Man, and share in moments of quiet reflection and informal prayer. Organised by

Pan Celtic Winners from the Isle of Man

Manx musicians and singers, with the financial support of the Isle of Man Arts Council, made a big impact at the 40th Irish Pan Celtic Festival this year, providing a strong challenge against their Celtic cousins and enjoying the sweet taste