Month: May 2013

The Great Manx Bonnag Bake-Off

Heavy snowfall earlier this year forced organisers to reschedule the annual Manx bonnag competitions but it was standing room only at St James Church, Dalby, as everyone crowded into the schoolroom to witness one of the highlights of the village

“A Little Book of Laxey” Incidents, Accidents & Hot Topics in the Victorian Era!

From Sue King Shipwrecks, daring rescues, medical emergencies, furious driving – the dramatic highlights, you may suppose, of a new action movie. But they’re actually the gritty subject matter of a quirky little book which details life in the Manx

Manx Flags in Monaco

NAMA Youth Award winner, Melanie Blower, is traveling with a group of Virginia Tech students on a Study Abroad program. Guess whose flag showed up? It’s the Red Ensign — Manx style. These vessels are registered with the Manx Superyacht

TT on iMuseum and TT Films

With TT 2013 starting this Saturday, iMuseum gives fans access to hundreds of photographs, news articles and objects from previous race years, right back to when racing started in 1907.  Go to or visit iMuseum (next to the Manx Museum, Douglas)

Isle of Man Photographic Society to celebrate 75 years

Isle of Man Photographic Society to celebrate 75 years in anniversary exhibition at the House of Manannan The Isle of Man Photographic Society is celebrating its 75th anniversary with an exhibition at the House of Manannan in Peel from Saturday

IOM Stamps – The Three Legs of Man

The Three Legs of Man – a triskelion The distinctive triskelion is inevitably, although not exclusively, identified with the Isle of Man, but is recognised worldwide as a badge of identity throughout the Island’s sometimes turbulent history. It’s a powerful

World Fiddle Day 2013

Manx fiddle players will be joining forces in a global initiative when they gather at the Strand Shopping Centre in Douglas on the Isle of Man to celebrate World Fiddle Day. Organised locally by the Manx Heritage Foundation, Island based

Conserving the Peggy

Manx National Heritage is currently embarking upon an ambitious five-year programme to conserve and study Castletown’s 18th century yacht, The Peggy, housed in the cellar of the Nautical Museum. The Peggy was built for George Quayle of Castletown, one of three

Visit Kentraugh Mill and Raise Money for Charity

With home baking on the rise and a resurgence in bread making, National Mills Weekend will be a great opportunity to see the many windmills and watermills which still survive across the British Isles. In the south of the Island,

Bear Grylls visits IOM as Chief Scout.

The UK’s Chief Scout Bear Grylls has visited the Isle of Man as part of a flying tour of the North West Scouting Region. The survival expert arrived in Peel by helicopter to take part in a range of activities