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The Buggane of The Smelt

There was once a Buggane living at The Smelt that was a terrible annoyance. He’d make himself as big as a house or small as a black beetle. One time he’d be like a tall man with his head under

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Manx Fairytale – The Boyhood of Lugh

Long centuries ago, when Manannan Mac Lir was ruling in Mann, and when his court was famous over all the world for brave warriors and wise men, Lugh of the Long Arm was sent over from Erin to be brought

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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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Manannan’s Weather

When Juan Quirk was a bit of a boy, nothing would do but his mother must tell him a story every night before he went to bed. And a special kind of story it had to be. He was all

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Twisting the Rope

Many a long year ago there was a young farmer of the name of Gorry Kermode that had a farm away up in the mountains. When he married and took Katriney his wife to live in that lonely place, every

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The Nikkesen’s Pool, Lonan

The Nikkesen’s Pool, more often called simply “the Nikkesen,” is in the Awin Ruy near its junction with the Glen Roy river. It is shut in on the North side by a high, concave wall of rock over which the

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Tehi-Tegi the Enchantress

“With lips of rosy hue, Dipp’d five times over in ambrosial dew, She led them to their destruction.”~ Old Poet. Long hundreds of years ago there was a witch in the island who made herself the finest and cleverest looking

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The Ballad of Manannan beg mac y Leirr

(Little Manannan, son of Leir) Little Manannan was the son of Leirr, he was the first that ever had her; but as I can best conceive, he himself was a heathen. ‘Twas not with his sword he kept her, nor

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The Cormorant and The Bat

There was a time in the olden days when the cormorant and the bat took counsel together to do something for the poor as they had compassion on them, and they went into the glens gathering wool to make clothing

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The Wisest Living Creature

And then there was the Miller’s Cat who seems to have had the power of human speech. By some mischance the Miller had put himself in the power of a wicked giant and could only win free by answering certain

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