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Lillie Duggan

Epithet: Manx dialect speaker (1887-1959)

Record type: Biographies

Biography: Lillie Duggan was not a Manx speaker, but was probably recorded by the Irish Folklore Commission for her wellknown ability to recite in Manx-English dialect. Lillie was a keen performer and was a member of the Purt Iern Cushags for many years. Leslie Quirk remembers her going over to Peel for the Manx classes, “…she didn’t have much Manx, she used to come for a bit of fun. She was excellent and would pull anybody’s leg for them. She was a first class actress in anybody’s language. She could learn parts quickly - mainly comedy. She was in about half a dozen drama groups.”

Gender: Female


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