Author: Kelly McCarthy

New pound coin goes global with rollout to British overseas nations

British overseas nations can now adopt the iconic 12-sided £1 coin. Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies will, for the first time, be able to design and mint their own versions of the new 12-sided £1 coin. The iconic £1 coin

2020 – Get Ready! Massachusetts here we come!

We’re off to Plymouth, MA for our 2020 Convention. We’ll celebrate our Manx heritage in the place where Miles Standish, reputedly from Ramsey, was Captain of the Militia for the Pilgrims, in charge of their safety. Put it in your

Manx Bonnag recipe

How to make Manx bonnag the Laxey Mills way Ingredients 225g Laxey Glen Mills Soda Bread Flour (Bob’s Red Mill does a version) 50g caster sugar 110g sultanas 110g margarine 140mls (1/4 pint) buttermilk 1 egg Preparation Rub the margarine

Medieval ring found by metal detective declared Treasure

A 600 year old silver and gilt ring unearthed on the Isle of Man was today declared to be “Treasure” by the island’s Coroner of Inquests. First discovered in May this year by metal detectorist Gordon Graham, the ring dates

Songs in Manx for Christmas

Songs in Manx for Christmas, Nollick Ghennal, has just been release by Culture Vannin containing 40 songs in Manx Gaelic, which also features new material composed by teachers Annie Kissack and Aalin Clague for the Bunscoill Ghaelgagh carol services.

JOHN ROBERT STEVENSON: SULBY PIONEER

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN BY WALTER J. STEVENSON, EDITED BY MYRRA STEVENSON JOHNSON   John Robert Stevenson, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Ann Quayle Stevenson, was born October 23rd, 1835 at the Kerrowmoar farm in Sulby, Lezayre, Isle of Man, which is about

2018 Convention in Victoria British Columbia was a riot!

On behalf of Chicago Manx Society and the NAMA Board of Directors, I would like to thank everyone who made the trip to Victoria, donated time, or participated by purchasing souvenir-booklet space. While I might be slightly biased as the

Cool Mann! A Manx coloring book

Cool Mann, the new coloring book from award-winning illustrator and Bloomsbury author Jo Davies, is now published. With its quirky images that include Vikings, boats,  animals and more, made from recycled paper and featuring a jolly cover, Cool Mannis the perfect gift

The Manx Society of New South Wales, Australia sent us their newsletter.

Hop Tu Naa, Sophia Jane Goulden, The Battle of Largs, Island at War, Mona Douglas, A 100ft Triskelion?, A musical about the TT races, stamps, books, witches — and more. What an amazing newsletter. The Witch of Slieu Whallian It was

Designs for £30m Isle of Man ferry terminal revealed

Artists’ impressions of a new £30m ferry terminal connecting Liverpool and the Isle of Man have been revealed. The Manx government has released the designs as it prepares to lodge a planning application next month. The facility is scheduled to

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