Manannan’s Cloak descending on Cregneash Village

We went for a walk around Cregneash Village today just as Manannan’s Cloak started to descend on the village, five minutes later and we were shrouded in mist.

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Cregneash Village © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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A Walk Along The Old Northern Railway Line

A walk along the old Northern Railway Line near to Ballacrye.

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On the Railway Line at Ballacrye © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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St. Runius Church – Marown

Marown Parish is dedicated to St Runius or Ronan (Ma-Ronan) and is the only landlocked parish on the Island. It is thought that originally Marown and Santan were a single parish but the division had occurred by the 14th Century.

Once this was the Parish church and was situated in about the centre of the Parish. The original building was from approximately 1200 AD and was enlarged in 1754 AD (see below image of slate cross above West doorway and inscribed with 1754) by extending the church westwards by about 5m. The original part of the church can still be seen in the eastern half. The original door was in the south wall (behind the now Altar) although blocked off it can still be traced in the outside stonework.

A new door has much earlier moulded door jamb-stones which, according to records in 1778, were retrieved from St. Trinians. At about the same time the stone steps up to the Western gallery were added to house musicians etc.  The door below the gallery entrance has huge flanking stones from a much earlier site.

When the new church on the Main Douglas to Peel road was built in 1860 the old church of St. Runius was used as a mortuary chapel.

The building was restored by volunteer labour and reopened on August 9th 1959. Services are now held during the summer and for all major festivals.

As can be seen by the images there is no mains electricity and this quaint church relies on candle light.

Three bishops are possibly buried here; Lonnan, Connaghan, and Runius.

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St. Patrick’s Chair – Marown

A small group of religious stones which are about half a mile from Marown Old Church (St Runius). They date from 400 to 700 A.D. and bear the sign of the Cross. It is a typical leacht of the Irish type.  The stone setting usually marks a shrine at the burial place of an early Christian saint and no doubt became a preaching place and penitential station.  More popular tradition states that it was from this spot that St. Patrick preached and consequently any person who sits in the ‘chair’ and rests his back against the incised Cross will never feel fatique.

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St Patricks Chair Marown © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

St Patricks Chair Marown © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Maughold

Standing on the track up to Maughold Head Lighthouse and looking back over Maughold Church with North Barrule Mountain to the left.

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

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Highland Bull at Kerrowmooar

Whilst we were out for a walk the other afternoon around Kerrowmooar in the North of the Island we stumbled upon this Highland Bull and his 2 friends!! Yikes…

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Highland Bull at Kerrowmooar © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Our Green Hills Of Mann (Panoramic Image)

Standing near to Barregarroo Crossroads on the TT Course and looking across to our rolling green hills up to Slieu Freoaghane Mountain in Kirk Michael.

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Our Green Hills of Mann © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Spooyt Vane Waterfall

This is one of the highest waterfalls on the Isle of Man and is situated in a very isolated but tranquil setting in Glen Mooar, the name means ‘white spout’.  Close by are the remains of a keeill, Cabbyl Pherick, and a priests cell.  Spooyt Vane and Cabbyl Pherick are both accessed by ‘The Monks Road‘ this ancient road is at least 1500 years old and once linked up all the Island’s 220 keills.

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Spooyt Vane or White Spout © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Killane Mill – Jurby

Standing on the Public Footpath which leads down to Jurby Beach, the property on the left hand side is Killane Mill which is famous for it’s owner constructing a man made sea defence to the rear of the property – See my previous post looking from Jurby Beach in August 2013 Click Here

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Killane Mill on the Jurby Coast Road © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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High Tide – Castletown Harbour 1st Feb 2014

In Black and White an 8.3m High Tide at Castletown Harbour, believe me it was wild out there today.

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Castletown Harbour Isle of Man © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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High Tide – Castletown Harbour 1st Feb 2014

An 8.3m High Tide at Castletown Harbour, believe me it was wild out there today.

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Castletown Harbour at High Tide © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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St. Catherine’s Well – Port Erin

Situated on Port Erin beach, the well was probably the baptismal well of an ancient keeill and was, until recently, the object of a pilgrimage on May Day. There is also a tower and chapel in Castle Rushen named after St. Catherine.

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St. Catherine's Well in Port Erin © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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