Month: June 2016

Recalling Eamon de Valera's Visit to the Isle of Man

As commemorations for the centenary of the Easter Rising continue apace in the Irish Republic, it’s an appropriate time to reflect upon the Island’s links with one of the most important men of the insurrection, Éamon de Valera. Although he

Manx National Heritage Plans New Military History Gallery

  Manx National Heritage, the national heritage agency for the Isle of Man, is in the early stages of planning a new gallery at the Manx Museum, examining the role armed conflict has played in the history of the Island

Some snaps from the 2016 Convention Gallery

Exhibition Highlights History of St Patrick's Church Jurby

 With the imminent handover of St Patrick’s Church, Jurby, to The Friends of Jurby Church, a recent exhibition at the venue highlighted the ecclesiastical building’s long and varied history. A prominent feature of the northern plain, the building is an

Ruth Keggin to Launch New Album

Manx Gaelic vocalist, Ruth Keggin, will be sharing her success in the music industry with the launch of her second album, Turrys(Journey) as part of two concerts this weekend. Following on from her critically acclaimed debut, solo album Sheear (Westward)

Convention Day! Here's the 53rd NAMA Convention Schedule 2016

See you in Annapolis! Thursday 23rd June 2016:1pm: NAMA Convention Registration desk opens. Failt Erriu! Welcome!2pm – 5pm: Board Meeting in Galway B Meeting Room (Board Only) 3pm: O’Callaghan Hotel room check-in beginsEvening: Informal dinner and fellowship in the hotel


Zoe is a seamstress and avid craft maker and enjoys working with natural products such as sheepskin and wool. She has been producing homemade craft products and wool garments for a number of years. Originally from Liverpool she moved to

World Bonnag Championsips 2016 – the Results!

There were some new faces at this year’s World Bonnag Championships, held in St James’ Church in Dalby; namely compére Peter Quayle and judges Mona Kerruish and Jill Cain, who had the unenviable task of judging more than fifty bonnags.

Barrule Set Out for North American Tour

As worldwide recognition of Manx traditional music continues to grow, local group Barrule will embark on the band’s first tour of North America. This exciting opportunity arose when the all-male trio played at a showcase festival in Montreal called La

2016 Convention – Tour of Annapolis Naval Academy – Security

Coming to the Convention from Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri or Washington State? Remember to bring your passport, DoD ID, or Minnesota’s REAL ID-compliant drivers’s license. Other states and foreign nationals will need either a state-issued ID (driver’s license) or a passport