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Saturday, July 23, 2016
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(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.

Dates: Sunday 24 July 2016
Description: Shakespeare's The Tempest. Bring a picnic and enjoy this epic drama in the open air. Please wear suitable clothing and bring along chairs or blankets to sit on. 2pm start. Adults £22, children £12. Tickets from the Manx Museum, House of Manannan, Rushen Abbey, Peel Castle and online. Rushen Abbey,, Ballasalla, 01624648000.
Dates: Sunday 28 August 2016
Description: Little People's Picnic. A picnic especially for all the 'Little People' on the Isle of Man. Fairies, goblins and other mythical creatures will find lots to do in the Abbey gardens-Manx fairy trail, crafts, storytelling, face painting and garden games. 11am until 4pm. Rushen Abbey,, Ballasalla, 01624648000.
Event information supplied by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure (01624 686766)

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