Author: Kelly McCarthy

Culture Vannin: Kathleen Faragher’s ‘Owl Neddy’ read by Dollin Kelly

One of the Isle of Man’s greatest poets died 42 years ago today: Kathleen Faragher, you are sorely missed. We thought that a good way to remember her would be with a smile. So we’ve just released this reading of

Posted in Culture, History

Toy Story 1917

  New exhibition to discover Toy Stories from the Isle of Man Have you got a Treasured Toy Story with an Isle of Man connection that you’d like to share? Manx National Heritage is currently planning a fascinating exhibition to

Posted in Culture, History, Manx National Heritage

Aunt Bessie Mysteries

The first Aunt Bessie mystery is available for the Kindle and also in paperback. Aunt Bessie assumes that she’ll have the beach all to herself on a cold, wet, and windy March morning just after sunrise, then she stumbles (almost

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The handwritten diary of Elizabeth Romney

This is the catalog entry for a handwritten diary of Elizabeth Romney, including some pages from her visit to Douglas. The auction is in early May, at Heritage Auctions in Dallas.   [George Romney]. Journal of Elizabeth Romney for the years 1834-1837.

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New words for old music found

I (Kelly McCarthy) just found this piece of music with Manx lyrics handwritten by my grandfather, H. P. Kelly (who wrote the song Cadlee ny Moidyn Moirrey or “Bee dty host, my lhoannoo veen”).  It was in a book of

Posted in Culture

iMuseum relaunches newspaper site

Manx National Heritage, the national heritage agency for the Isle of Man, wants you to discover what made the Island’s news in days gone by with the re-launch of the iMuseum Newspapers & Publications website, www.imuseum.im/newspapers/. Hundreds of subscribers both on

Posted in Culture, History, Manx National Heritage

William Kennish Memorial Stone Shipped!

I am very pleased to be able to confirm that the William Kennish Memorial Trust completed raising the £5,000  ($6,200) target in the past week, and this saw the 350lb memorial stone completed, engraved, crated up and shipped out of

Posted in History, USA

Clarion call to all loyal Manx wherever you are. Save Ramsey Pier!

We are writing to you as we hope that though you may live far away, you may keep strong links with your Manx roots, and will be happy to hear that one of the iconic landmarks of the Island has

Posted in History

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

Posted in IOM Post Office, Sport