The picturesque village of Cregneash was one of the last strongholds of the traditional customs, crafts, and skills which characterized the Manx crofter’s way of life. Set in beautiful countryside in the south of the Island you’ll find a number of thatched Manx cottages which are open for you to explore.
Visit Manxman Harry Kelly’s cottage where there’ll be Manx Bonnag (Not as good as our own of course!) cooking on the fire, speak to the village’s joiner and blacksmith and attend a service at St Peter’s Church.
You can also see the fields being worked with horse-drawn equipment, villagers thatching the roofs, dying wool, spinning, weaving and wood turning and have a chance to
learn about the growing and preparation of Manx food.
In the fields surrounding Cregneash you’ll spot plough horses, shorthorn cows and Manx Loaghtan sheep.
The National Folk Museum at Cregneash is open between 25th March and 27th May 2016 from 10am to 4pm.
Admission costs £5 for adults and £2.50 for children.
There is a car park on site.
Disabled parking and access is available.
Feel free to amble long the country lanes to the Meayll
Circle (a megalithic chambered tomb) or explore the rock
Formations at the Chasms.
The Chasms are narrow footpaths wounded across the cliff-top between them, and sometimes across them, are gigantic splits in the rock.
You can see the sea curling and roiling at the bottom of them.
One of these chasms would have been impressive enough – but there are several. Too many to count!