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  • Rushen Abbey

    Rushen Abbey, or St. Lua’s Abbey, is a Cistercian monastery found a few miles up the Silverburn from Castletown. It was founded in 1134 as a Savingian monastery, but converted to the Cistercian rule in 1147. Rushen Abbey is the youngest of the …

  • Niurin

    The realm of Annwyn (“The Bottomless Place”), the Celtic underworld, is known as Niurin to the Manx. Niurin is a vast plane, where it is always night, and Celtic heroes of old can be encountered carousing and hunting. This realm, which has a faerie aura …

  • Mt Snaefell

    גבעה מבודדת בעלת מדרון עדין המתנשאת לגובה של 620 מטר מעל פני הים. הטיפוס על הגבעה מתאפשר בעיקר באמצעות שביל שרובו רחב ונוח וחלקו חסום על ידי עצים ודורש טיפוס קל. בהליכה מאומצת ניתן להגיע לראש …

  • Niarbyl Bay

    Located just south of [[Peel Town | Peel Town]], Niarbyl is both the name of the south-western bay, as well as the nearby village. The McEwan family can tell the story of Ewan, a fisherman who found a mysterious cave, a cave carrying the last remains …

  • Iona

    "Iona of St. Columba" is a small island in the Inner Hebrides off the western coast of Scotland. It was a center of Irish monasticism for four centuries. !(media-item-align-center)//db4sgowjqfwig.cloudfront.net/assets/300156/Iona_Abbey._Panorama.jpg? …

  • Kingdom of Strathclyde

    !(media-item-align-left){width:400px;height:235px;}//db4sgowjqfwig.cloudfront.net/assets/300553/800px-Scotland_Dumbarton_Castle_bordercropped.jpg?1393405524(800px-Scotland_Dumbarton_Castle_bordercropped.jpg)! By 6th century, four major circles of …

  • Dál Riata

    By 6th century, four major circles of influence had emerged in northern Britain. In the east were the Picts, whose federation of kingdoms stretched from the river Forth to Shetland. In the west were the Irish-Gaelic speaking Dál Riata with their royal …

  • The Spiral Stone

    !(media-item-align-left)//db4sgowjqfwig.cloudfront.net/assets/300588/Spiral_stone.jpg?1393424695(Spiral_stone.jpg)!Less than two hours walk east from Mt. Sneafell. A large standing stone with symbols and spirals covering it. The locals refer to it as the …

  • Kingdoms of the British Isles

    h3. Scotland * [[Kingdom of Fortriu | Kingdom of Fortriu]] (ceased 843-8) * [[Dál Riata | Dál Riata]] (ceased 843-8) * [[Kingdom of Strathclyde | Strathclyde]] (ceased 1107) * [[Northumbria | Northombria]] (ceased 954) * [[Earldom of Orkney | Earldom …

  • St. German Cathedral

    [[File:379294 | class=media-item-align-left | Mann_Cathedral.jpg]]The Monastery of St. German was established on the small isle of St. Patrick around the year 550. Legends and historians agree the first monks, led by St. German from Ireland, were …

  • Peel Castle

    [[File:379298 | class=media-item-align-left | 200x200px | 169.jpg]]Peel castle (also known as “Magnus’ Castle” after King Magnus Barelegs, who built the majority of the structure in 1100 AD) is a wooden fort erected around the ancient Celtic [[The Round …

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