Jurby Church Flower Festival

A minature Manx country cottage garden with all it’s colourful wild flowers at this years (2015) flower festival at Jurby Church.

The display was arranged by Ballanelson Nurseries so well done to them guys.

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Manx Country Cottage © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Sulby Glen Tholtan

A Sunday walk into Sulby Glen.

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Sulby Glen Tholtan © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Sulby Glen Tholtan © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

 

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Douglas Head

Tranquility amongst the beautiful wild flowers on Douglas Head.

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Douglas Head © Peter killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The Old Cronk y Voddy Church Bell

On the way home yesterday on the Staarvey Road I decided to take a picture of the unusual Bell Tower on the barn of Ballakaighen Farm.

I bumped into the owner of the farm a Mr Donald Cannan (as in piccie) this man who is 85 years of age is still a working farmer and an absolute true Manxman and Gentleman.

Donald told me the story of the old Cronk y Voddy Church undergoing extensive renovation in the late 70’s and how he went to the auction room and bought the bell which now stands above his barn on the Staarvey Road in Cronk y Voddy, the bell is still used now and again, especially on Tynwald Day which is also the the Cronk y Voddy Sports day and the Cronk y Voddy Eisteddfod.

Donald also mentioned that the old bell can be traced back to 1852 which makes this original bell 163 years old (in 2015).

Donald told me all sorts of lovely stories about his life and it was an absolute honour to have met him, he even rang the bell for me to prove it still worked.

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Donald Cannan - Cronk y Voddy © Peter Killey  - www.manxscenes.com

Donald Cannan - Cronk y Voddy © Peter Killey  - www.manxscenes.com

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My Manx Tholtan Search Continues.

A lovely walk up to this beautiful once loved home which is just above Lhergydhoo between the Staarvey Road and Knocksharry on the Peel to Kirk Michael Coast Road.

Talking to a nearby farmer about this old house, he can remember this property being occupied circa 1945 by a man named Killey who had the nickname of ‘Killey the Gull’.

This Tholtan captures stunning and uninterupted views looking, North, South and to the West of the Island.

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Lhergydhoo Tholtan © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Lhergydhoo Tholtan © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Fairy Bridge – Isle of Man

All the stickers would suggest that lots of bikers and TT fans have been here :-)

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Fairy Bridge © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Another Manx Tholtan – Croit

A lovely walk today to another beautiful old Manx Tholtan, this particular Tholtan is called Croit and is on the sloapes between Druidale and Sulby Reservoir.

Makes you appreciate just how lucky we are to have such a wonderful countryside on our Island.

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A Manx tholtan Called Croit  © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Craigmooar Tholtans

This small group of tholtans are situated deep in the trees in the heart of Tholt y Will Plantation, Craigmooar means Great Rock or Crag.

Craigmooar belongs to a small group of nearby hill farms (now tholtans) namely Killabrega, Sherragh Vane and Bulrhenny.

It is believed that Craigmooar was about 80 acres in total and apparently In 1874, there was a woman and her daughter recorded living here as being unable to speak anything other than Manx, probably some of the last people to be like that on the Island.

This particular group of tholtans took some finding but it was well worth it and makes you realise just how hard life would have been for the inhabitants of these isolated hill farms.

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Craigmooar Tholtan © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Craigmooar Tholtan © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Craigmooar Tholtan © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Fly Fishing at Salmon Leap

Fly Fishing

At Salmon Leap in Sulby Claddagh today.

I just love this part of our Island, we are so lucky to have these beautiful places.

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Salmon Leap Sulby © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The Rocks Behind Douglas Head Lighthouse

The title says it all :-)

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Douglas Head Lighthouse © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Quirks Croft – Cregneash

Another well restored traditional Manx Cottage by Manx National Heritage at Cregneash.

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Quirks Croft Cregneash © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The Gruseleck – Dhoon Corner TT 2015

The Gruseleck have become synonymous with the Dhoon Corner where they have set up camp during the TT festival since 1981.

Sadly one of the members Michael Pfeiffer of the Gruseleck passed away last year but a bench has been placed in his memory in the nearby Arboretum by a neighbour of the Dhoon.

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Gruseleck - Dhoon © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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My Isle of Man Photography

A large selection of Isle of Man Pictures (and where possible a snippet of information and/or history) from every corner of this beautiful Island. Keep having a look back at Manxscenes.com as it is regularly updated ~ Feel free to leave a comment on any of the images or topics, Enjoy...