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Patrick, Isle of Man, | Directions

The parish of Patrick is a wild mountainous region of the Isle of Man


North of Rushen to the river Neb, is the parish of Patrick, a wild mountainous region, including the northern slopes of Barrule and Slieau Whallian, and to the west, the Dalby hills, with the Peel hills to the north.


Between Mount Dalby and Barrule is Glen Rushen, a deep highland glen, called in its lower part Glen Maye.  Through this glen flows the Glenmaye river, which forms the beautiful Glenmaye waterfall about one mile from the sea.  The district is barren and only a small part of its area is capable of cultivation.


The district north of Barrule is metalliferous, and several of the veins of lead were worked in Glen Rushen, and its offshoot Glen Dhoo.


Glen Rushen contained extensive slate quarries.  The population was partly agricultural, fishing and mining and was sparsely distributed over the parish.


Glen Maye is the principal village, much frequented by tourists on account of its beautiful scenery and waterfall.  Dalby village is a small collection of houses, near the coast on the west side of Dalby mountain.


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