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Free tours of historic tram stables

POSTED today at 4:26 pm by MR

Douglas horse tram stables will be open to the public every weekend throughout October. Isle of Man Railways is supporting Manx National Heritage's...


Record attendance at Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival

POSTED today at 1:04 pm

A record 10,000 people attended the 2016 Isle of Man Food Drink Festival – beating the previous record by nearly 3,000.The event, held in the Villa Marina Gardens on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September and sponsored by Magnet IoM Ltd, is a showcase of the finest Manx produce. Last year just over 7,000 people flocked to the festival – equalling the number of visitors in the event’s first year, when TV stars The Hairy Bikers proved a big draw. Richard Ronan MHK, Minister for Environment, Food and Agriculture, said: ‘This year’s event had even more stands to enjoy, including 12 first-time exhibitors, plenty of opportunities to sample local food and drink, lots for all the family to do plus an extended entertainment programme.‘The...

Isle of Man Sea Kayak Symposium success despite gale force winds

POSTED today at 12:58 pm

The 13th annual Isle of Man Sea Kayak Symposium took place at the weekend based out of Port Erin. The training weekend aimed at improver to Advanced Sea Kayakers attracts attention from all over the world with participants this year travelling from the UK, Sweden, Netherlands, Spain and the USA, joining local sea kayakers taking advantage of the world class conditions the island provides for sea kayaking. And the weather conditions at the weekend certainly provided appropriate levels of challenge for all with Port Erin bay being the perfect venue providing a mixture of shelter and exposure creating an excellent coaching environment. “Magnificent sea conditions” Axel Schoevers - Netherlands The symposium was launched by local Adventure...

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