Month: October 2014

Hop tu Naa – Who Was Jinny the Witch?

Jinny the Witch has long been associated with the Manx observance of Hop tu Naa, a celebration of the Celtic New Year, along with a varied assortment of customs.Many of them were based on divination, with young girls attempting to

Opportunities in Africa

Over forty Isle of Man business people turned out for a seminar on the ‘seismic’ developments taking place in Africa, and the opportunities they present. The seminar was led by Standard Bank’s Chief Economist, Goolam Ballim. In the last decade

Manx Yankee

Jude Dicken at Manx National Heritage in the Isle of Man trawls the Manx newspapers from years gone by for stories from and about the Manx in the USA.  You can too by visiting Here’s just one of many

Flybe's new winter schedule

Flybe starts operating its 2014-15 winter schedule this Sunday, 26th October with four routes available from the Island to Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and the return of its popular ski route to Geneva that is being extended through to 12th April

Turnips and Tales – Celebrate Hop tu Naa

Photo: The Cregneash turnip harvest Autumn has arrived and the Isle of Man prepares for one of its biggest seasonal festivals – Hop tu Naa. The traditional annual events return to the village of Cregneash, while the Island’s ancient castles host

New webcams for Castletown

The harbour in Castletown will soon be visible online. Two webcams are set to be installed by the harbour master’s house: one will look over the harbour, the other towards Derbyhaven. Castletown Commissioner Alwyn Collister raised the issue several months

Professor Hutton unearths ‘The Problem of the Celts’

Manx National Heritage is delighted to welcome the enigmatic English historian Professor Ronald Hutton back to the Isle of Man to present ‘The Problem of the Celts’ at the Manx Museum on Friday 17th October. The lecture is hosted in collaboration with Celtic