Month: January 2017

Commemoration Events for Sophia Morrison

   The centenary of the death of Manx cultural champion, Sophia Morrison, was commemorated with a number of events organised by Roy Kennaugh, including local organisations Mec Vannin, the Celtic League, Yn Ҫheshaght Ghailckagh (Manx Language Society) and the local

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Wonders of Mann

A leisurely wander around the Isle of Man can often be a journey of self discovery, but some of the assorted curiosities and landmarks which flourish across the length and breadth of the Island often raise many questions. Some of

Posted in History, Nature

Manx Dialect Play Attracts Full House at Annual Oie’ll Verree

    The annual Oie’ll Verree held in Michael village on old Christmas Eve is a perfect opportunity to enjoy a Manx traditional, country concert; with a packed house indicative of its continuing success. Tucked away in the old Ebenezer Hall,

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Service of Remembrance Marks Anniversary of Ellan Vannin Tragedy

   The sinking of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company’s vessel Ellan Vannin in 1909 proved to be the worst day in the company’s history, but despite time’s intervention this tragic event remains deeply etched in the memory of

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Remembering Sophia Morrison

With the approaching centenary of the death of Manx pioneer Sophia Morrison, it’s a good time to evaluate her achievements and review her remarkable legacy. Born in Peel during 1859, Sophia had many siblings and was the daughter of well-respected,

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CUSTOMS AND SUPERSTITIONS CONNECTED WITH THE SEASONS.

n the Isle of Man, as elsewhere, many customs and superstitions, as well as much weather-lore, have attached themselves to the different seasons of the year. Both the Celts and Norsemen, before the introduction of Christianity, held high festival at

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Isle of Man Post Office issues sheetlet celebrating Team GB’s unprecedented success at Rio 2016

Isle of Man Post Office has released a very special celebratory sheetlet as a part of its Team GB Rio 2016 stamp collection which marks the team’s record breaking performance at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad that took place

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Islanders Gather for Annual Illiam Dhone Commemoration

An extensive crowd gathered at Hango Hill, situated between Castletown and Derbyhaven, for the annual ceremony commemorating the execution of William Christian (Illiam Dhone) on the 2nd January, 1662 (or 1663) for his part in the Manx rising of 1651

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