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'Know Your Parish' talk by John Quilliam about Lezayre

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Date(s): after 1967 and before 1979

Scope & Content: John Quiliam explains that the larger part of the parish is the mountainous area including Sky Hill to Sulby and beyond; battles; Lezayre as the largest parish; area covered by parish and how it was once called 'the Garden of the North'; Sulby River longest in the Isle of Man; Scandinavian origin of the place name Ramsey (Manx form Rhumsaa, the second largest town on the island); Ramsey bay formation; Kirk Christ Lezayre's Manx name; curative wells including Nan Willy's Well in Sulby Glen; Manx name for well 'Chibbagh'; Tom Brown's mention of well water as a cure for eye problems; John Caley's well; Arthur Caley the Manx Giant; Well of the Warts in Glen Auldyn; Mary's Well used to divine and for love charms; Manx names such as Cronk Sumark (Primrose Hill), Close Ny Mona (Enclosure of the Turf Ground), Mooragh (Wasteland Near the Sea), Moll yn Na Modha (Well of the Dogs now called Dog Mills), Lhergy Rhennie (Ferny slope), Kerrowmoar (great Quarterland), The Kella (Scandinavian meaning cold isle), Cronk Ruhr (Red hill), Cronk Breck (Speckled Hill), Claddagh (Rivermeadow land), Glen Tramman (the Glen of the Elder tree), Booiley Vane (white fold), Booiley Glass (Green fold), Booiley Cleary (the Clerk's fold), Ballagannel, Ballachrink, Tholt Y Will (William's derelict house); and he gives the origin and history of surnames including Farrant, Glass and Docherty.

Administration / Biographical History: Part of series broadcast on Manx Radio.

Language: English

Extent: 9 min. 14 sec.

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 2019-0053/13

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