The Ballad of Manannan beg mac y Leirr

(Little Manannan, son of Leir) Little Manannan was the son of Leirr, he was the first that ever had her; but as I can best conceive, he himself was a heathen. ‘Twas not with his sword he kept her, nor

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Sunbeams

Look my belovèd at the waving grass, forest and field, and garden herbage mute; bow to the winds and let them pass, but to the sunbeams open flower and fruit. (source: poem from Legends of Manxland, Mylechraine 1859; photo)

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Model of a Celtic Homestead

The type of large circular homestead occupied by a Manx Chieftan and his family in the 2nd Century CE, while the Romans were in Britain. The building was about 90 ft. in diameter, timber-framed, with a low dome-shaped roof of

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The Hare

The animal most intimately allied with magic in the Isle of Man is the hare, whose shape is often assumed by Witches than any other. A local lady wrote to the Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould in the latter part of the

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Prices on the Isle of Man in 1773

A correspondent sent to the Manchester Mercury the prices of the following articles on the Isle of Man, dated June 26th, 1773: • Beef – 3d. and 3½d. per lb • Veal – 24d. and 3d. which is reckoned very

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The Mythology & Rites of British Druids

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Mr Teare of Ramsey

The following came out of a casual conversation some months after the event… The occasion was the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887 and after taking part in the Ramsey festivities, Mr W. T. Teare of

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