Month: March 2015

Rush Hour on the Railways Event Over the Easter Weekend

Now that the railway summer season timetable is fully underway, supporters and enthusiasts will have the opportunity to use all three heritage services, including the Snaefell Mountain Railway. New Go Explore travel cards are now available, featuring both railway and

Winners Announced at the Annual World Bonnag Championships!

With Spring almost upon us, the annual World Bonnag Championships took place at St James’ Church in Dalby, where a capacity audience gathered to see who would be crowned overall champion. It was another sell-out event for the busy organisers

PACKED EVENTS PROGRAMME KICKS OFF NEW MANX NATIONAL HERITAGE SEASON

This Saturday 28th March is the first day of the Easter school holidays on the Isle of Man and it also marks the first day of the new Manx National Heritage season. Heritage sites will open for their spring timetable, which

Manx Folk Awards 2015

Organised jointly by the Department of Education and Children, Culture Vannin and Manx National Heritage, the Manx Folk Awards replaced the former Cruinnaght Aeg competitions which encouraged many of the Island’s school children to compete creatively in the areas of

English Folk Group Faustus Bring in the Crowds at the Centenary Centre in Peel

Saul Rose Paul Sartin The debut of the folk band Faustus at the Centenary Centre in Peel proved beyond doubt how English folk music has evolved in recent years, as the all-male line-up produced a seemingly endless supply of songs

Visit Ramsey for the Annual Shennaghys Jiu

  With the local calendar starting to fill up with an eclectic range of events, there’s a great opportunity to experience some exciting cultural entertainment during the annual Shennaghys Jiu festival, later this month. Wholly based in Ramsey, the festival’s

MANX NATIONAL HERITAGE TO EXHIBIT MCGUINNESS TT RACE WINNING HONDA SUPERBIKE AT THE MANX MUSEUM

Manx National Heritage, the organisation responsible for protecting and promoting the Isle of Man’s heritage and culture, is exhibiting one of the most successful machines in the TT’s history in the Manx Museum in Douglas, courtesy of leading Japanese manufacturer

Learning about Fairtrade at St James Church in Dalby

As Fairtrade Fortnight came to a close, a special evening was organised at St James Church in Dalby to learn more about how Fairtrade works, with an opportunity to partake in some chocolate tasting and discover more about the real

MANX NATIONAL HERITAGE ENTERS STUNNING VIKING PENDANT FIND FOR NATIONAL COMPETITION

Manx National Heritage, the organisation responsible for protecting and promoting the Isle of Man’s heritage and culture, has nominated the Viking Horse Bridle Pendant that was found on the Island in October 2014 for recognition in a British Isles competition.

Manx Dance Group Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Local traditional dance group Bock Yuan Fannee recently celebrated its 40th anniversary at the Masonic Hall in Douglas, in conjunction with the Arrane son Mannin event when a local song was chosen for the forthcoming Pan Celtic Festival. Organised by

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