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The Chiollagh

The chiollagh, or open hearth, is a feature of the old Manx farm and cottage kitchen which is rapidly passing into obscurity.  Indeed, not more than half a dozen or so remain in use in the whole Island.  The introduction

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Charlie the Cox

Four years ago, in a terrific gale, a ship from Norway, the St. George, came dead on the wildest part of our coast, the fierce headland that lies back of Peel Castle rock. The sound signal was fired and Charlie

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Excursion Notes to South Barrule

Excursion Notes following a Visit to South Barrule 20 August 1936: The name Barrule comes from the very ancient custom of Watch and Ward. The name is Scandinavian “Vordufjall.” Wardfell is the literary form used in the Manorial Roll; Barrool

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Chibber-y-Wurra Water

My Mother lying weak and spent Cried out to me her daughter — “O for a drink of Mary’s Well, Sweet Chibber-y-Wurra water!” Among the meadows green and low I sought in every quarter, Till Lily Watson shewed to me

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Crosh Molley Mooar & Poyll Vill

These two places – the former meaning the ‘great deceiving cross’ and the latter ‘the honey pool’ – are situated a little south of the stone circle on the Mull, up the way to Cregneish. The stone circle itself is

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The West Wind

Whither away, little journeying west wind? Why do you laugh as you skip down the hill? Linger awhile, for the day is but young yet Tell us your story, west wind, if you will. What did you see as you

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Laa’l Breeshey – St Bridget’s Feast Day

It was customary to keep this festival on the eve of the first of February, in honour of the Irish lady who came over to the Isle of Man to receive the veil from St. Maughold. The custom was to

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