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Fun for All the Family at 'Cruinnaght Chreneash' 27 August 2010

harvetThe National Folk Museum at Cregneash is once again showcasing the traditional methods of farming and craft at the annual ‘Cruinnaght Chreneash’. On Sunday 5th September 2010 there will be a chance for visitors to see Manx harvest traditions. These will include the cutting and gathering of the Cregneash crop of oats using traditional methods.

There will be fun to be had for all the family. Visitors will be able to see plaited bread being baked in the farmhouse kitchen. Corn dollies and bumbee cage making will be demonstrated by local talented crafts people, with the opportunity to try your own hand at making them. The joiner will be working in his workshop and you will be able to see traditional Manx cooking in Harry Kelly’s cottage and Church Farm farmhouse.

There will be Manx music in the air and Manx dancers showcasing their talent around the village. Plus there will be many more activities going on in the fields and inside the cottages.

Andrew Metcalfe, Area Site Manager for Manx National Heritage said: “Cruinnaght Chreneash gives the visitors a chance to celebrate Manx harvest traditions and is a great opportunity to learn a bit more about the traditional Manx way of life. The harvest is a very important part of the farming calendar and at Cregneash the crops are gathered using traditional methods now long since gone. The day will provide a wonderful opportunity to experience traditional farming practice along with music and crafts related to the harvest. Everyone will go home with old memories renewed or having gained new insight of traditional skills”.

‘Cruinnaght Chreneash’ is on the 5th September 2010. Admission: Adults £2, children free (no concessions)

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