Category: History

With the centenary of the Manx General Strike due to be commemorated in July, the story brings into focus some of the deprivation suffered by local people at that time and the strenuous efforts of those who formed trade unions …

Centenary of the Manx General Strike Commemorated Read More »

   Now in its thirteenth year, Praying the Keeills Week (Goaill Padjer ec ny Shenn Chialteenyn) provided a week-long programme of events designed to celebrate the Isle of Man’s Celtic heritage, with an opportunity to visit some of these ancient …

Praying the Keeills Week Celebrates Mann’s Ancient Chapels Read More »

   With the Year of Our Island initiative encouraging everyone to get out more and explore the Isle of Man, there’s a great opportunity this month to discover more about a rare, architectural gem in the south of the Island …

Celebrate Mann’s Milling Heritage at Kentraugh Mill Read More »

As we enter the merry month of May we can also welcome an exciting new, free event in Peel, which will bring together a number of Gaelic and Norse traditions in a dramatic and exciting representation entitled the Boaldyn Fire …

Visit Peel for the New Boaldyn Fire Festival! Read More »

Continuing an historical, family legacy can be viewed by those lingering around the outside of the circle as labouring, challenging, or even unnecessary, but Dr Helen Pankhurst carries her public mantle with a quiet, but dignified determination. Female emancipation can …

Eminent Feminist Dr Pankhurst Encourages Islanders to Pull Together in Memory of Manx Pioneer Read More »

With the commemoration of women in Britain securing the vote dominating news coverage today, it’s also an opportunity to explore the lives of the women who fought for democracy, but a Manx link with the powerful Emmeline Pankhurst may hold …

Manx Family Links Emmeline Pankhurst to the Isle of Man Read More »

Onlookers gathered as usual on the 2nd January at the site known as Hango Hill, near Castletown, to commemorate the death of Illiam Dhone who was executed at this windswept location during the seventeenth century. A landmark event on the …

Illiam Dhone Commemorated at Hango Hill Read More »

A teaser from Duke Video. COMING 2018 – THE ISLE OF MAN FROM THE AIR One of our most popular films for many years, and highly acclaimed, the original IOM From The Air set a new standard for quality and …

Isle of Man from the Air – Drone documentary Read More »

     All roads lead to Peel during the first weekend of August, when the popular fishing port comes alive to the sights and sounds of the town’s annual carnival and welcomes a number of vessels to the long standing Traditional …

All the Fun’s in Peel this Weekend………………………! Read More »

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 Ҫheshaght Ghailckagh (The Manx Language Society) and will …

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