Month: July 2017

Ned Maddrell Lecture Highlights Work of the Turas Mission in East Belfast

Each year a guest speaker is invited to deliver a talk on either language, culture or identity under the banner of the Ned Maddrell Lecture, organised jointly by Culture Vannin and Yn “™heshaght Ghailckagh (The Manx Language Society) and will

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Celtfest Isle of Man – A Fresh New Look for a Familiar Festival!

There’s a fresh new look for a familiar festival later this month as the much cherished Yn Chruinnaght Inter-Celtic Festival steps forward with a resplendent new make-over, in an effort to introduce Manx and Celtic culture to a wider audience.

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New Film Reveals Details about the Manx Tradition of Bollan Bane

¬†¬† Wearing a sprig of Bollan Bane (aka mugwort or white wort) in your lapel on Tynwald Day (the Isle of Man’s National Day) has long been recognised as a colloquial protection against ‘themselves’ or the fairies, but the release

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