Month: July 2011

Laa-ruggyree sonney dhyt — Happy Birthday World Manx Association

A message from the President of the World Manx Association Today is 17th July and it was exactly one hundred years ago that Richard Cain held a meeting at Rushen Abbey with fellow Manxmen from the Isle of Man, the United

BBC: The final chapter of a Manx illustrator’s year-long art project will open to the public at the Manx Museum in Douglas on Saturday. Over the past 12 months Juan Moore has staged four exhibitions in his Welcome to the Neighbourhood series. Each

Viking Festival in Peel Castle

Marauding Vikings invaded the west coast of the Island this summer, setting up camp within the historic surroundings of Peel Castle, where they spent time educating visitors and school children about the Viking way of life. The venue, provided courtesy

Insignificant island -hmm-so why do we bother then?

From Treasury Minister Anne Craine has said the Isle of Man is insignificant to the United Kingdom View full size image THE Isle of Man is insignificant to the United Kingdom – that’s the view of the Island’s Treasury

Mary & Sarah Andrews have been busy this summer…

…they have been on a painting vacation at Orkney Springs and captured these memories of summer. And as they are also members of the Greater Washington Area Manx Society and because I like their paintings I have decided to share

Help Carol share Manx Music with ALL of North America!

From Carol’s website A most amazing bit of trivia…The fiddle is such a popular instrument on the Island that it could be nick-named the Manx National Instrument. While their Scottish and Irish neigbors were jigging to the bagpipes, Manx

Gathering of the Celts

Capercaillie The Yn Chruinnaght inter-Celtic Festival returns later this month with a stunning line-up of performers and musicians and the opportunity of watching a number of top class acts at various venues across the Island. Maeve MacKinnon Kicking off the

UK reform of VAT to cost IOM 14% on annual income

By Sean O’Hare 12 Jul 2011 Daily TelegraphThe UK Government has withdrawn a total of £200 million in yearly subsidies from the Isle of Man, a move that will force major changes to the way the crown dependency operates.   The loss represents approximately

Tynwald to debate BBC

THE BBC’s media coverage of the Isle of Man will come under the spotlight in the final sitting of Tynwald today in Douglas, including a suggestion that control of editorial content should not be handled from outside the Island. A

IOM wins big at Offshore Awards

Eight out of 14 categories were won by Isle of Man companies, including Best International Life Group UK (Axa Isle of Man) and Best International Bank (Standard Bank Offshore). The awards, now in their 12th year, aim to recognise the