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King Orry’s Landing

by Bernadette Weyde
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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)

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