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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: Wednesday 05 November 2014
Description: Firework Spectacular (Ramsey). Royal Ramsey Firework Spectacular from 7.30 p.m. On the Mooragh Lake Island. Hot drinks and snacks on site. PLEASE NOTE IN THE INTEREST OF SAFETY, Paths from Grove and Windsor Mount Areas will be closed, please access park by Ballacloan Road. DO NOT BRING YOUR OWN FIREWORKS, SPARKLERS OR PETS. Free Admission, Mooragh Park,, Ramsey.
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. ,, http://www.ramseyanglingclub.co.uk.
Dates: Thursday 03 September 2015
Description: VMCC Social Run & Prize Presentation. Social run signing on from 10am at Port Erin Promenade for a prompt 11.30am start, finishing at Ramsey Mooragh Park for lunch and concours. 7.30pm for an 8pm start, prize presentation. Venue to be arranged. ,, 07624474074 http://www.vmcciom.org.
Event information supplied by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure (01624 686766)

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