When Bees Swarm

“It’s a sign of death, mmm…yes it is. For there was three swarms came them three years, one after another, into the chimley of the house, an’ I lost three, one after the other; a big lump of a boy

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The Manx Church

The Manx church was the social as well as the spiritual centre of the Manx parish. At the Parish Cross, which stood outside every churchyard fence, people gathered after service to exchange news and hear the Sumner make public announcements;

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The Teares of Ballawhane

Memories of Charles Teare’s wonderful powers seem inexhaustible and there is no question of the natural skill in medicines both human and animal, enjoyed by the Teare family for several generations. Charles’ descendants carried on the tradition after his death.

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More Manx Folklore on Cats

More Manx folklore on cats… • I have heard of an old woman shutting the black cat in the cupboard to make stormy weather. • A family that kept a black cat without a speck of any other colour would

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Manx Words – The Family

A few Manx words relating to family… MUMMIG – pron. mummig – mummy/mammy MOIR – pron. mawr – mother JISHAG – pron. jizhig – daddy/father AYR – pron. air – father BRAAR – pron. braar – brother SHUYR – pron.

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