Month: September 2012

Nepali Fundraiser Whets the Appetite of Diners at St James Church

The Friends of St James Church in Dalby work hard to raise funds for charity, but with an autumnal chill  in the air and a chance to taste the food of Nepal this proved, for some, irresistible. Sold out before

Official Press Release

Media Release President of Tynwald welcomes NAMA vice-president The President of Tynwald, the Hon Clare Christian MLC, welcomed the vice-president of the North American Manx Association (NAMA) Mrs Kelly McCarthy to the Legislative Buildings on Thursday September 20th 2012. The

Celebrating the Legacy of Mona Douglas in Music and Song

It’s now twenty five years since the death of Mona Douglas, but her memory lives on with the resurgence of interest in Manx culture which was greatly influenced by the determination and enthusiasm of this forthright individual. In response to

Message from Lily

I hope that autumn is off to a great start for everyone!   The wheels on my harp case are (miraculously!) still at the moment after a great few weeks in Finland and Eastern Europe.  I had a wonderful time working

New Illiam Dhone book ~ double click to make it readable

Manx language week – the Cooish

This year’s Manx language week – the Cooish – is the annual celebration of language and culture. It will take place from the 7th to 13th of October and is supported by the Manx Heritage Foundation and a number of local businesses

Sorry about the break, I was on the Island and elsewhere.

I was visiting the Isle of Man to start setting up some things for the 2014 Convention in the Isle of Man. and was fortunate enough to be invited for a tour of Tynwald by no other than our great

The ultimate weight-loss regime

From the BBC As Chris Allix approached his 60th birthday his doctor told him to “lose a little weight”. His response? “I thought why not kayak to Monaco?” Speaking from his kayak near Cannes, in the French Riviera, the Isle

Two photos to make you homesick!

Peel Castle by John Bennett This was the name the place photo on Visit Isle of Man yesterday.

Wind farm presents problems for ferries

Proposals for an Irish Sea windfarm extension have failed to reflect the potential impact on the Isle of Man, according the the government’s Director of Harbours. Captain Michael Brew was commenting on a public consultation on Wednesday at the Villa