Craigmooar Tholtan © Peter Killey -

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 -

Craigmooar Tholtan © Peter Killey -

Craigmooar Tholtan © Peter Killey -


  1. Eleanor

    What lovely pictures Peter. Tholt y Will is a magical place and we always enjoyed walking up through the plantation onto the tops.

  2. Michael O'Neill

    Hi Peter. Can you please tell me where about in the plantation these tholtans are. I walked around there yesterday but couldn’t find them. I entered at the gate near the small pool on the way to killabregga. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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