Chris Callow – Intack Farms in the Manx Uplands – from enclosure to abandonment

2.30pm, Saturday 1st February 2020 – Guild Room, Atholl Street, Peel

Chris Callow is an advocate, a chef and a Blue Badge guide, amongst his other talents. He took a degree through the History and Heritage course at University College Isle of Man, studying the history of Manx farms. Agriculture has shaped about 80% of the landscape around us. Chris looks at how some of that developed through land not otherwise in particular agricultural use being brought into cultivation. This was known as intack. There were permissions to be sought and processes to go through to enable intack land to be brought into a farmer’s use.  However, the number of tholtans on high ground, some of which were obviously of fairly substantial farms, shows that there was a later decline. Chris Callow charts the rise and decline of this chapter of the Island’s agricultural history.

There will also be an opportunity to enjoy a cooish over refreshments, and to renew your subscription – and new members are also very welcome to join. The annual subscription remains at £8 for single membership and £10 for a family, which may be paid at the event or by contacting the Secretary at any time.

You can find out about other forthcoming events by clicking here.

The next International Celtic Congress 2020 will be in Aberystwyth from Monday 20th to Saturday 25th July 2020. The theme will be: How to be successfully Celtic in a modern Business World.

For draft minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the Manx Branch of the Celtic Congress held on Saturday 2nd November 2019, please click here.

Failt erriu gys Banglane Manninagh y Chohaglym Celtiagh

Welcome to the Manx Branch of the Celtic Congress

Eaghtyrane: Brian Kerwin
Lhiass Eaghtyrane: Stewart Bennett
Patroonyn: Clare Christian OBE; Noel Cringle OBE; Hazel Hannan
Screeudeyr Onn: Bob Carswell
Tashteyder Onn Shallidagh: Bob Carswell

The International Celtic Congress is held annually to perpetuate the culture, ideals, and languages of the Celtic peoples, and to maintain an intellectual contact and close cooperation between the respective Celtic communities.

The Celtic Congress was founded in 1917, though its antecedents go back some years before that, in order to promote the knowlege, use, and appreciation of the languages and cultures of the six Celtic countries. National Branches of the Congress meet in an International Congress each year in order to help further these aims.

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