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Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Ballasalla

(Balley ny Shellee)

A village built from the remains of a once great Abbey still holds to an old religious past.

Ballasalla holds close ties with Castletown and is still remembered for monks and strawberries with cream. The village named from Gaelic meaning 'Place of the Willow Trees' was mainly built from the ruins of Rushen Abbey. A medieval Cistercian founded in the 1100's and dissolved in the 1500's.

This small village is close to Ronaldsway Airport, built between Ballasalla and Castletown. Named after the medieval King Reginald of Mann by the Norse who called the location 'The Port of Reginald', Ronaldsway.


Events
Dates: Friday 08 August 2014 - Sunday 10 August 2014
Description: Romeo & Juliet. Open Air Shakespeare. Friday 8th and Saturday 9th August at Peel Castle at 7pm and Sunday 10th August at Rushen Abbey at 2pm. Adults £22, children £12. Tickets from House of Manannan-Peel, Celtic Gold-Peel, Peter Norris-Douglas, Shakti Mann-Ramsey, Manx Museum-Douglas and Rushen Abbey-Ballasalla. ,, 01624648000 http://www.manxheritageshop.com.
Event information supplied by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure (01624 686766)

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