King Orry’s Landing

King Orry’s Landing

It is stated that on King Orry’s landing at the mouth of the river Lhane in the 10th century, he was met on the shore by some inhabitants, and on being asked from whence he came he replied, “That is the way to my country,” pointing upwards to the Milky Way.

To this day the great celestial phenomenon is called in the native Manx, “RAAD MOOAR REE GORREE”, the great road of King Orry.


(source: From King Orry to Queen Victoria by Edward Callow (1898); photo)

Bernadette Weyde

Bernadette Weyde

I'm a web designer, amateur historian and keen gardener and I enjoy bringing Manx history, folklore and poetry to a modern audience.


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