Month: December 2011

Mollag Ghennal

The mid-Christmas musical extravaganza Mollag Ghennal has now found a new home at the Masonic Hall in Douglas, after many happy years in the Garden Room at the Villa Marina, with the emphasis firmly placed on some of the Island’s most

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The Evils of Holding ‘Ill-Veries’

 Once a popular event on the Manx calendar, the attraction of the annual Oie’ll Verree has dwindled, although its parochial charm still attracts a dedicated, but small audience to a handful which have survived across the Island, but cultural field

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Hunt the Wren 2012

Dhoona Leece Vicky Beavis

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Call for government and residents ownership of ferry service to IOM

View full size image Government control of the Manx ferry service is a demand of the Liberal Vannin faction in the new Manx government. Only people the government defines as Manx residents could buy shares, which would mean we couldn’t

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Call from the North American Manx Museum at University of Wisconsin-Platteville

“Given that this is a national museum, it would be great if we could get donated materials from across North America.  We really need some 3D items that would help round out the museum, make a splash (if you will).  It seems to

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Christmas activities on the island

Cammag game at St. John’s followed by some music down the pub!

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A Christmas message from Rushen MHK Laurence Skelly

Date Posted: 25/Dec/2011 16:30 By: Tessa Hawley < Back Rushen MHK Laurence Skelly View full size image A CHRISTMAS message for isleofman.com readers from Rushen MHK Laurence Skelly: “Firstly may I thank all the good people of Rushen for their vote and confidence

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European Award for Isle of Man

Community, Culture and Leisure Minister Tim Crookall MHK The Island has been presented with a prestigious award for its work in sport. The Isle of Man is the European Community of Sport for 2012. It was announced earlier this year

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New Head for Manx Language Unit

Local Manx speaker Rob Teare will succeed Rosemary Derbyshire as the Department of Education and Children’s Manx Language Officer after her retirement from the post at Christmas. Mr Teare will head the Manx Language Unit, based in Peel, with a

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Magic lantern reveals risqué Onchan

ILLUMINATING EVENING: Peter Kelly MBE and his magic lantern,which helped the historian provide a fascinating talk to the LadiesCommittee of the Ellan Vannin Home, raising more thanGBP600 for the charity in the process. PICTURE: Steve Woodley VICTORIAN slides presented by historian Peter

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