Month: August 2011

Disgusting but true

The very rare ash black slug, seen in Glen Auldyn A RARE example of the world’s largest species of slug has been sighted in the Isle of Man for the first time in more than a hundred years, revealing its

Isle of Man Stamps – The Narcissus Flower

An imminent release of stamps by the Isle of Man Post Office may appear to be a little out of season, but the Narcissus flower, commonly referred to as the daffodil, will be released to coincide with their attendance at

Manx Band Win Top Prize at Europe’s Biggest Celtic Festival

Manx Band ‘Nish as Rish’ proved they were the best when they walked away from this year’s ‘Festival Interceltique de Lorient’ with the prestigious Trophée Loïc Raison. Given annually to the best new folk group at the festival, ‘Nish as

Popular rider Neil Kent dies at MGP

Another reminder that motor cycle racing is is exciting because it it dangerous and in this sad case, fatal. POPULAR Manx Grand Prix veteran and winner of last year’s Lightweight race Neil Kent has died following an accident in Wednesday

 The Manxman in Sunderland two years ago An historic Steam Packet vessel will finally sail into oblivion later this year as all rescue attempts have been exhausted.  The Manxman had a capacity of 2,300 passengers and a cruising speed of 21

9th August 2011 Saving Time – Conserving the Castle Rushen Clock Time has come to a stand-still in Castletown, as the famous one-handed clock of Castle Rushen has stopped. A prominent feature in the ancient capital of Castletown and a

Record entry as 1,700 mountain bikers take up End to End Challenge

A record entry of 1,700 mountain bikers will be tackling the Isle of Man Sleepwell Hotels End to End Challenge on September 18th. Ahead of the riders are 75 kms of hills, moorland, country lanes and single track forest paths

International Folk Dance Festival

The Manx Folk Dance Society will be celebrating 60 years of dancing later this month by staging a special international folk dance festival, with public events across the length and breadth of the Island for everyone to enjoy. Prominent at

From today's iomtoday- three of the top four cyclists in the World Tour rankings are MANX!

MANX born or resident cyclists fill three of the top-four places occupied by British riders in the latest World Tour rankings announced last week by cycling’s governing body, the Union Cycliste International (UCI). The rankings take on extra significance at

Isle of Man signs new Declaration for seafarers

9th August 2011 The Isle of Man has entered into a new tripartite declaration designed to improve the living and working conditions of all seafarers on Isle of Man-registered ships. This formalises the important work carried out in a tripartite