Although the weather wasn’t conducive to an outdoor event, a number of hardy individuals gathered at the site known as Hango Hill on the 2 January to commemorate the execution of Manxman Illiam Dhone (brown-haired William) of nearby Ronaldsway.
After a brief introduction by Bernard Moffatt, a speech in Manx Gaelic was given by Isla Callister. Her general message conveyed how she believed that the Isle of Man Government is in a unique position to use its degree of independence in such a way as to make real change, without looking elsewhere for inspiration. Following this, Peter Crellin spoke in English, reflecting upon Islanders frustration and concern about the Isle of Man Government’s actions and where they might lead us.
Further details regarding this year’s commemoration can be found on MTTV at www.isleofman.com.
© January 2016