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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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Cashtal yn Ard © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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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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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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In Maughold Parish churchyard lie the remains of three earlier buildings (keeils) which indicate that there was an important centre of Christianity here which was founded before the end of the 7th Century.

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Maughold Keeil © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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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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How could anyone ever tire of this view?

Standing behind Maughold Church and looking towards North Barrule and the ridge over to Clagh Ouyr and onward to Snaefell Mountain.

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Image 1  Standing at the top of the Brooghs and looking back towards North Barrule Mountain

Image 2  Overlooking Port Lewaigue and the Colony from the footpath at the Brooghs in Maughold.

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North Barrule from the Brooghs © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Port Lewaigue from the Brooghs © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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We had a walk around this lovely Church and the Graveyard the other day.

The image of the Porch shows ‘The Orouboros’ or the snake swallowing its tail inscribed into the upper right sandstone block which is built into this porch, snakes have many symbolic meanings, good and bad, but this one is universal, it represents the concept of infinity – and of the end being also the beginning, we can only guess how this stone came to Maughold Church!

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** Source An introduction into Architecture of the Isle of Man by Patricia Tutt **

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

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

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We had a lovely walk up to this beautiful part of the Island yesterday.

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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Cashtal yn Ard © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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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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Above Ballafayle in Maughold lies this Quakers burial ground.

The burial ground is alongside the narrow road through Ballajora, the plaque on the entrance to the site states that William Callow gave the piece of ground as a burial place for Quakers, and he was buried here in 1676.

The inscription on his headstone reads;

William Callow
of Ballafayle
1629 – 1676
suffered long persecution
frequent imprisonment
and finally banishment
from his native Island
for his faith.

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Quakers Burial Ground in Ballafayle © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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