Isle of Man News last updated 21 January 2017 22:46:28

Braddan Juniors Support Hospice Isle of Man

POSTED Fri at 10:15 am by Mary Doyle

Pictured are Anne Mills, Chief Executive of Hospice Isle of Man and Mary Doyle, Head of Income Generation with Braddan Juniors Football Team. The...

Local businesses invited to Tourism Industry Day this February

POSTED Wed at 9:37 am

The Department of Economic Development will host the annual Tourism Industry day on Tuesday 28th February 2017 at the Villa Marina. Delegates from all aspects of the Isle of Man’s tourism and hospitality sectors are invited to register and attend.  Angela Byrne, Head of Tourism at the Department of Economic Development commented: ‘2017’s industry day is set to be our most comprehensive yet. This free event is an opportunity for visitor economy businesses to feedback on our plans to develop the market and grow the Island’s visitor numbers. There will also be a series of workshops covering useful topics from online booking trends to photography best practice, along with opportunities to network. ‘I strongly encourage all businesses with an...

Professor Hutton to Lecture on 'Folklore, History and Paganism'

POSTED Wed at 9:35 am

Manx National Heritage is delighted to welcome the return of enigmatic historian Professor Ronald Hutton, who will be presenting a public lecture on, 'Folklore, History and Paganism’, at the Manx Museum on Friday 27th January 2017. Professor Hutton is a leading authority on the history of the British Isles in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, on ancient and medieval paganism and magic, and on the global context of witchcraft beliefs. Professor Hutton will question, why were many British scholars between 1870 and 1970, especially folklore collectors, obsessed with the idea that the countryside was a timeless place carrying on ancient practices and belief, particularly customs descended from ancient pagan religion? Within the lecture...

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