Month: January 2016

Manx National Heritage launch ‘Yn Thie Thooit’

An extraordinary place to stay for self-catering holidays on the Isle of Man. Manx National Heritage, the organisation responsible for protecting and promoting the Isle of Man’s heritage and culture, has launched a new venture, turning a historic thatched cottage

Manx Winner Chosen for Pan Celtic Festival Song Competition

The annual Arrane son Mannin (Song for Mann) competition, which provides the Island entry for the Pan Celtic Festival Song Contest held in Ireland each year, was held at the Masonic Hall in Peel. It was a successful event, which

Kirk Michael’s Oie’ll Verree Brings in the Crowds

Despite an array of contemporary entertainment, the annual Oie’ll Verree in Kirk Michael still attracts a full house to the Ebenezer Hall, situated in the centre of the village. Many, but not all, of these concerts have fallen by the

The clock’s coming back!

Following a period of conservation and repair, the iconic clock face at Castle Rushen will be reinstalled tomorrow. The clock will be raised by the abseiling team from the Venture Centure, working in partnership with Manx National Heritage.   Initial work

Manx Musicians Head for Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow

Celtic Connections is the largest, winter music festival of its kind and the UK’s premier celebration of Celtic music, and this year will include a number of top traditional musicians from the Isle of Man. This is not the first

Illiam Dhone Commemoration 2016

Although the weather wasn’t conducive to an outdoor event, a number of hardy individuals gathered at the site known as Hango Hill on the 2 January to commemorate the execution of Manxman Illiam Dhone (brown-haired William) of nearby Ronaldsway. In

The Vikings are coming! And loads other great stuff

MANX NATIONAL HERITAGE EXHIBITION AND EVENT HIGHLIGHTS OF 2016 The Vikings are set to dominate the Isle of Man in 2016 with exhibitions hosted by Manx National Heritage, the organisation responsible for protecting and promoting the Isle of Man’s heritage

Manx Y-DNA Study 5 Year Progress Report – published 31 Dec 2015

A detailed report on progress with the study so far, including the detailed findings by family name can be accessed on this page. Key headline findings from the study so far are:– In the period immediately after the Scandinavian occupation

The Annual Mollag Ghennal Brightens the Winter Gloom

This year the annual festive gathering returned to Peel with a selection of Manx musicians to whet everyone’s appetite on a dismal winter evening. Traditionally held between Christmas and New Year, the night’s entertainment was compéred by local man Greg