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'Know Your Parish' talk by John Quilliam about Arbory

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Date(s): after 1967 and before 1979

Scope & Content: John Quilliam talks about the parish of Arbory. He explains the name's Manx derivation; the two saints it is dedicated to; Saint Columbus' church day; the difference between this and  La' Columb Killea; Whetstone; how Arbory is sandwiched between Malew and Rushen in the sheading of Rushen; how pleasing it is that so few Manx place names have been changed to English after invasions; topology of land; streams and rivers and their Manx names; trout supplies; glens as places for fairies, bugganes and sprites; disappearance of water mills; Manx expressions for glens; cronk meaning 'hill' and examples of this in the parish; thalloo meaning 'land' and places identified by this; farms named after owners with 'Balla' prefix and some examples of these; farms named because of their position and examples of these; Ronague's Manx names; Eairystane and its meaning; Costain name origin; Scandinavian origin of Colby; 1703 records mentioning Colby Moar and Colby Beg (big and little Colby); how many old and original personal names exist such as Kinvig, Gawne, Costain, Christian, Cooil, Keggin, Mylchreest and Kelly; and he explains the meanings and origins of some of these names.

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

Language: English

Extent: 9 min. 23 sec.

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 2019-0053/3

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