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Ramsey

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Taking position as second largest town on the Isle of Man. You will find quite a lot on the busy shopping street. There is a harbour still in daily use and a beach for the sun seekers, as Ramsey boasts the most sunny spot on the island.

Ramsey, capital of the north, is the main town in the north and is known as the island's agriculture town. Named by the Norse as 'Wild Garlic River' due to settlements nearby where wild garlic grows in abundance. In the past its harbours saw the shipping of livestock and seed, but that was not all its harbour here saw. It also saw the start of many invasions upon its shores. Most notable in 1079 with King Orry and then in 1313 with Robert the Bruce. Being the most convenient harbour to England, Scotland, Ireland and Scandinavia, Ramsey saw a fair few armies just passing through on their way to somewhere else.

In 1865, Ramsey became a town and at that time was at the forefront of ship building, being the first shipyard to build an oil tanker known as 'The Jane'. Within the same year Ramsey shipyard also built the Euterpe or 'Star of India', which today moors at a floating museum in San Diego.

The town is also known as Royal Ramsey, due to a couple of royal visits. One in 1847, by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and later in 1907 by King Edward VII and Queen Alaxandra.


Events
Dates: Friday 26 June 2015
Description: South Ramsey Crown Green Bowling Super 16. June 2015 sees the introduction of a brand new competition which is going to form part of the famous Isle of Man June Crown Green Bowling Festival. The competition is an invitation event and will take place at South Ramsey Bowling Club, in the north of the Island. Sixteen of the top visiting bowlers will complete for a total prize fund of £1,400.00 and a guaranteed first prize of £500. This will be the first time that any event from an Isle of Man Festival will be staged in the north of the Island and will allow local bowlers and members of the community to come and watch some of the best crown green bowlers in Britain compete against each other on arguably one of the best greens the Island has to offer. The Isle of Man Department of Economic Development have kindly agreed to support this event. Practice at 4.30pm, Start 5.00pm. ,.
Dates: Wednesday 08 July 2015 - Sunday 12 July 2015
Description: Ramsey Angling Festival. 3 day competition. 4 zones each day. 1st, 2nd and 3rd pay out in each zone. Total 16 money prizes each day, plus prize money for top ton overall. The timing of this year's event means that catching a tope from the beach is strong possibility. ,, http://www.ramseyanglingclub.co.uk.
Dates: Saturday 18 July 2015
Description: Ramsey RNLI Lifeboat Day. Fun and entertainment for all the family. From 11am until late afternoon. At the New Norbury Boathouse, South Promenade, Ramsey. New Norbury Boathouse, South Promenade, Ramsey.
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Event information supplied by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure (01624 686766)

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