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The Witch of Slieu Whallian

It was Midsummer Day, and the Peel Herring Fleet, with sails half set, was ready for sea. The men had their barley sown, and their potatoes down, and now their boats were rigged and nets stowed on board and they

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Near the Stack Rock

One winter’s night a large ship came into the bay, near the Stack rock. The look-out cried “Breakers ahead!” but

Shipwreck 1822

In 1822, the vessel ‘Racehorse’ was lost off Langness on the Skerranes, about two miles out to sea. The night

The Fairy Fleet

There are many fishermen here to this day that declare they have seen the Fairy Herring Fleet lying before their

The Child of Eary Cushlin

It is said that an heiress of Eary Cushlin had the misfortune to be a mother without being married, and

Mermen

The Manx fishermen, when out on the sea, used to call the merman ‘yn guilley beg‘ (the little boy). This

How the Herring Became ‘King of the Sea’

The old fishermen of the Isle of Man have it to say that years and years ago the fish met

The Island

When Paie Cregeen married Gorry Karran in Rushen Church she thought she was the happiest girl in the Isle of

Manx Folksong – Cashen has gone to Sea

Ta Cashen ersooyl gys yn aarkey – Cashan has gone to Sea ♫ O, Cashen has gone to the fishing,

Sea Invocation

An extract from Mona Douglas and her Songs by George Broderick. 4.4. The Sea Invocation (Geay Jeh’n Aer) ‘Collected, and