Author: Kelly McCarthy

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

Posted in Culture

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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Native Speakers of Manx Gaelic recalled by Brian Stowell

Meeting the native speakers. A series of videos produced by the Isle of Man newspapers. Listen in Manx and English.

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Sophia Morrison – The First Curator

Manx National Heritage is pleased to announce the opening of its latest exhibition ‘Sophia Morrison – The First Curator’, at the Manx Museum on Saturday 10 December 2016. ‘Sophia Morrison – The First Curator’ is being staged to commemorate the

Posted in Culture, History, Manx National Heritage

‘Bronze Age burial reveals its long held secret’

Archaeologists studying Neolithic and Early Bronze Age human remains in the Manx Museum collection for the ‘Round Mounds of the Isle of Man’project have made an exciting discovery. Contained within a box of cremated bones excavated in 1947, osteologist Dr Michelle

Posted in History, Manx National Heritage

Isle of Man awarded Unesco status as “one of the best places in the world” to explore nature.

The Isle of Man has been officially recognised as “one of the best places in the world” to explore nature. The island has been chosen by Unesco as one of 20 new biosphere sites for its outstanding natural landscape. Among

Posted in Nature

Cabinet declared. Just two ministers fail to get position

The political memberships of every government department have been announced. The only MHK not to get a position is Chris Robertshaw, member for Douglas East. He had been Minister for Policy and Reform in Allan Bell’s administration but stormed out

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DALAINEA WINS MANX NATIONAL HERITAGE POSTER COMPETITION

Manx National Heritage teamed up with Lloyds Bank in the summer holidays to offer the chance for a young designer to create an Isle of Man poster and have it professionally produced as a postcard to be placed on the

Posted in Culture, IOM Government

The amazing link between the Isle of Man TT, The Statue of Liberty and the Panama Canal

Two Douglas Isle of Man residents need the public’s help to place a Manx Granite memorial on the final resting place of a great Manxman – William Kennish – in New York! Bob Stimpson, author of the book on Kennish

Posted in History, USA