Maughold

Formerly the Slieu Lewaigue Hotel, this hotel was first opened in the 1880’s and demolished by fire in 1896, this lovely property is now in private ownership.

It was called the Rest and be Thankful because in the days of coach and horses, the pub going passengers would be let out at the bottom of the hill and were required to walk up at their own pace as the horses went on ahead.

(Info from publication – Manx Inns by Suzanne Cubbon).

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Rest and be Thankful, Maughold © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Above Ballafayle and looking towards Maughold Head.

These two bronze sculptured Ravens are erected high above Ballafayle in memory of the late Sir Charles Kerruish (1917 – 2003). Sir Charles was a well known politician and former Speaker of the House of Keys.

What a beautiful and peaceful place this is to visit.

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Ballafayle Maughold © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Let the 2017 Electric Tram season begin.

Taken yesterday between Glen Mona and Ballellin Halt, with a back drop of North Barrule.

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Tram 20 © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Maughold Church and beyond to North Barrule.

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Maughold Church Isle of Man © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Cashtal yn Ard is one of the best ancient monuments on the Isle of Man. It is one of three Neolithic tombs, dating from about 2000 BC. It is well preserved and one of the largest of its kind in the British Isles. The monument was originally a megalithic chambered Cairn holding five chambers and extending over 130 feet long. Sites of this type were used as communal burial places for Neolithic chieftains and their families.

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Standing at Ballafayle in Maughold and overlooking the green fields towards Maughold Lighthouse.

How could anyone ever tire of this wonderful view?

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Ballafayle in Maughold © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The beautiful Kirk Maughold Church today.

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Kirk Maughold Church © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Maughold Exchange and The Tardis in Peel

What a great sense of community spirit where you can exchange books, magazines, leave community notices and someone was even wanting to swap a can of Lynx body deodorant in the Maughold box.

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Maughold Exchange © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Tardis Peel © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Looking down the MER Tram Line at Ballajora Halt in Maughold

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Ballajora Halt in Maughold © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The steep Eastern slopes of North Barrule.

With a whisp of Mannanan’s Cloak as well.

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North Barrule © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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