Month: January 2015

Does anyone know about Manxmen in the Civil War?

Hello My name is John Murray. I am a retired lawyer (Solicitor) and now resident in Douglas, Isle of Man. I have had a longstanding fascination with the “War between the States” and have visited CW battlefield sites regularly since

DOES ANYONE KNOW DOLLY?

Manx National Heritage is appealing to the public for information about Dolly Evans. Dolly worked for the Gibb Family as a maid at The Grove in Ramsey in the 1930s. There are a few images of her in the National

MANX NATIONAL HERITAGE MAKE FINAL PREPARATIONS FOR ‘PEGGY’ MOVE

I wonder if the North American Manx Association members who visited the Nautical Museum will be among the very last to enjoy the guided tour by National Treasure Billy Stowell, that allowed us to see the secret trapdoor being slid

Michael Heritage Trust Provides Another Winner with Oie'll Verree Concert

The annual Oie’ll Verree, held at the Ebenezer Hall in Kirk Michael, lifted the spirits of a packed house, as they enjoyed a concert which conveyed much about Manx rural life, providing humour, musicianship, dance and recitation. With an extensive

The Celtic Society of Southern Maryland – 2015 Festival

Greetings all:As is usual for this time of year, we find ourselves with our annual Celtic Festival on the horizon:  the 2015 Celtic Festival is scheduled for April 25th. For those of you who may not have gone through this

Illiam Dhone Commemoration 2015

This year’s annual commemoration at Hango Hill, situated between Derbyhaven and Castletown, attracted a good-sized crowd who gathered to hear a number of speakers in almost perfect weather conditions. An estimated 100 people assembled into a semi-circle to hear a

Severe gales force cancellation of Steam Packet

Severe gale force winds forecast for the Irish Sea have forced the cancellation of ferry sailings between the Isle of Man and the UK. Manx ferry operators said Wednesday’s scheduled 14:15 GMT journey from Heysham in Lancashire will not sail

MANX NATIONAL HERITAGE LOANS ARTEFACTS FOR MAJOR VIKING VOYAGERS EXHIBITION AT CORNWALL’S NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM

Manx National Heritage is loaning some of the Isle of Man’s Viking artefacts for a major exhibition, called Viking Voyagers, at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. Parts of a Viking sword, glass beads, bronze pins and iron nails from a Viking

Manx Literature website launched

A new website has been launched dedicated to the literature of the Isle of Man. The site (ManxLiterature.com) makes available 40 books of poetry, fiction and plays, some of which have effectively been inaccessible for 175 years. Created as a

Isle of Man in the Great War

To mark the anniversary of the Great War, Pen & Sword have commissioned a brand new series called ‘Your Towns & Cities in the Great War’, examining the impact of the war on over one hundred individual towns and cities

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