Ellan Vannin - The Isle of Man
is a beautiful country steeped in Viking, Celtic and pre-historic heritage and culture over which an aura of history and mystery reigns and whose folklore abounds in legends, superstitions and sagas unlike any modern western country.
Even the railway, the tramways and the horse-trams all date back to the 19th century and the historic sites bear evidence of 5'000 year old and older habitation. 6 to 800 yr old sites are almost modern estates in comparison with the Bronze Age and Neolithic treasures of which there are plenty.
The purpose of this group
is to share with all interested, the beauty, heritage, culture and day to day life of the island with those not only of Manx descent but all who are interested.
It is primarily a information group, sharing in a positive light, what the Island is, who the people are, why it is truly such a special place and how the Isle of Man came to be the place of uniqueness that it is today.
General and appreciative comments are most welcome and postings on new topics encouraged.
Please kindly check previous threads (including the archives) for information on your chosen topic before beginning a new thread to avoid duplication and to keep topics together in an orderly/meaningful fashion.
Kindly always write to the whole group and never person to person - Such conversations belong in private emails and not on a public global group posting board. Kindly edit postings and do not repeat unnecessary text. Abusive and defamatory personal postings are automatically rejected as are attachments, forwards and personal messages. Do not copy texts and photographs that are copyright protected without obtain permission to do so. No annonymous membership
A separate Off Topic thread is there for wishing individual members Happy Birthday etc
Thank you so much for your co-operation. Welcome to Ellan Vannin. Enjoy our island and visit us once.