Killabregga

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Nestling into the foot of the hill in the Sulby Valley is this beautiful isolated cottage called Killabregga Cottage.

You can just make out the zig zag footpath to the side of the cottage which eventually brings you out at Killabregga Tholtans. You can see more Tholtans on my Isle of Man Tholtans Page.

Also to the right of this little cottage is a beautiful waterfall.

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Killabrega Cottage © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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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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Winter sun, winter shadows and a wintry snow shower passes Snaefell Mountain this afternoon.

The image was taken way up above the Sulby Valley from the Killabregga Tholtans.

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Killabregga and looking towards Snaefell © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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This old abandoned farm sits high up above the Sulby valley and is typical of those found in the upland areas of the Island, the remains of the horse driven mill and a small orchard are still visible, my records show that John and Lisa Kinrade were still resident at the farm as late as the 1943.

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Killabregga in Sulby © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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