Statue commissioned to remember ‘brave’ Manx miners

A stone statue has been commissioned in the east of the Isle of Man as a tribute to the "bravery" of those who worked in the Great Laxey mines.

The miner, which will be erected on a plinth in the heart of Laxey, is currently being constructed in Bali by an artist […]

Royal relocation’ in Ramsey

The sculpture of two Kings of Mann and the Isles who had strong links to Ramsey has been relocated from Ramsey town hall to the Courthouse grounds in Parliament Street.

King Godred Crovan, also known as King Orry, and his son, the statesman King Olaf, are depicted in the sculpture, the work of local […]

Ellan Vannin: Ceremony marks Isle of Man ship tragedy


A quayside service is being held in the north of the Isle of Man to mark the sinking of the SS Ellan Vannin, more than a century ago.

The Steam Packet ship sank in ferocious waters near Liverpool after leaving Ramsey on 3 December 1909, losing all 21 crew and 14 passengers. […]

Marking the Ellan Vannin tragedy

A MEMORIAL to the 35 passengers and crew who lost their lives when the SS Ellan Vannin sank more than a century ago will be held by the ManxAid charity at the quay side in Ramsey on December 3.

A 15-minute interdenominational service will start at 6.30pm, timed in tribute of Steam […]

The Forgotten Kingdom? The Kingdom of Man and the Isles (1000 – 1300 AD)

On 10th November 2012, Manx National Heritage will open a major exhibition on ‘The Forgotten Kingdom? The Kingdom of Man and the Isles (1000 – 1300 AD)’, kindly supported by Lloyds TSB.

This special exhibition marks the temporary return to the Isle of Man of the Chronicles of the Kings of Man and the […]

Isle of Man Heritage Open Days 2012

This October will be the third year that organisations on the Isle of Man bring you Heritage Open Days over two weekends, providing access to properties, lands and displays usually closed to the public or normally charge admission. Funded by the Trustees of the Manx Museum and National Trust, Manx National Heritage co-ordinate […]

The past comes to life in Ramsey National Week

THE audience arriving for Ramsey National Week’s Manx Fairy Tales concert felt as though they were stepping back in time and entering an old fisherman’s cottage, complete with a fire blazing in the choillagh and ‘pot dogs’ on the mantlepiece. This was thanks to a stunning backcloth painted by Deborah Taubman.

Annie […]

New exhibition to mark 100th anniversary of the First World War

Manx National Heritage is planning a major exhibition to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War in 2014, and curators would like to hear from anyone who has material which they feel they can contribute.

This special exhibition is scheduled to open in January 2014 at the Manx Museum and […]

Facebook now in Manx Gaelic

With a growing number of people communicating on social media sites through Manx Gaelic, the language has received a great boost with the creation of a basic Facebook template in the language. With assistance from Kevin Scannell, a computer science professor at St. Louis University in America, it is now possible to ‘like’ ‘follow’, find […]

Isle of Man ‘Vikings’ join Queen’s Jubilee Pageant

The flotilla will feature 20,000 people on the water and travel under 14 bridges

A replica Viking longship from the Isle of Man has been selected to take part in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames.

The ship will join up to 1,000 other vessels in a Flotilla stretching […]