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Treisht Eiraght Valley Ny Loghey

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The search for Lieut. Mark Ecken R.N.

Research by David J. Radcliffe M.A. of Ballaugh, with assistance from Jillian Ryder in Australia ‘what a wonderful tool the internet can be’ Ed: I’ve included this article in its unedited state as an excellent example of the complexity of research and how the story can unfold. The Internet has meant that research that would […]

Ballaugh’s own Whisky Galore

The sandy coastline of the parish does not lend itself to ‘wreckers’ but there was, in 1697. It seems to have been the Manx version of Whisky Galore. as it marked the first appearance of brandy in the Island. Bottles found their way into many of the Ballaugh homes, including the Curate, who was accused […]