Month: April 2012

We few, we happy few

Bill & Kelly McCarthy (2nd Vice President)  with Manxie (seated) and Jim Kneale (right), President of GWAMS and 3rd Vice President of NAMA To all you Greater Area Manx PIKERS who couldn’t make the Celtic festival in Southern Maryland may

Guilty thief relents

Six hundred pounds of charity money which was stolen on the Isle of Man has been anonymously returned.  The cash had been collected for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) by friends and family of Michael “Mick” Kneale, a 2nd

Manannan lowered the mantle of fog to hide the island from other kings

Flag-waving pupils at Manor Park School give a Manx welcome truly fit for a Prince. Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, braved unseasonably torrential rain during their visit to the island yesterday (Thursday) as part of the Queen’s Diamond

Titanic: Behind the Legend

As the sinking of the Titanic continues to grip the world’s consciousness in its centennial year, people on the Isle of Man also proved to be avid followers of this tragic story, as a capacity audience filled the Manx Museum

Top Gear presenter loses legal battle

Jeremy Clarkson has lost a legal battle in a dispute over public access to a path near his Isle of Man home. The Top Gear presenter and his wife, Frances, claimed having a public path so close to their lighthouse

Food Park!

The Department of Economic Development and the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA) have announced the creation of 55 new full-time and seasonal jobs within DEFA’s recently-established Isle of Man Food Park. The jobs, largely in scallop processing companies,

Lily performing in Takoma Park

Hi!   I just finished up an incredibly exciting project in Dublin and I’ll be able to share it with all of you this coming autumn! =) For now, I have to keep details under wraps but I’ve covered reggae,

Unveiling of Memorial Plaque to the Victims of ‘Combined Operations’

More than 100 people gathered at the site of the crash of the B17 at Glen Chass on the anniversary of its final journey for a poignant service of dedication and unveiling of a memorial plaque to those who perished.

Nothing to do with NAMA!

Indulge me, I’m trying to show my father what our boat looks like and I can’t get the photo to email properly. So I’m sharing it through this blog. And the Manx connection ~ well, my father is Manx and

Robin Gibb in coma

Singer Robin Gibb, the Manx-born founding member of the disco-era hit machine the Bee Gees, is in a coma after contracting pneumonia, his official website said Saturday. A spokesman for the 62-year-old, who has been battling cancer, was not immediately available