Tuesday, February 3, 2009

NAMA HOMECOMING 2009

2nd July – Depart North America

3rd July – Arrive on IOM – Check-in to Sefton Hotel

4th July – Welcome reception in the Villa Marina 400-600pm

Manx folk dancers provide entertainment and US/Manx décor.

Optional “Gathering Dinner” with World Manx Association in Douglas

5th July -President of Tynwald’s Garden Party, International Business School, 300-500pm. International Business School is the old Nunnery. Grand affair in the magnificent grounds of this former stately mansion. Honour to be included.

6th July - Tynwald Day. St Johns. All day. After ceremony coach will depart for Niarbyl to visit this natural scenic area and stop for late lunch. Optional stop back in St Johns en route back to Douglas for those wishing to enjoy the Manx National day celebrations with Manx music and fireworks. Public buses available back to Douglas.

7th July – Free day. Manx Museum with presentation on the Manx Million project and IOM Ancestry Centre. Lunch and time to visit the Museum. 1030am – 100pm. Dinner in Peel followed by Peel Ghost Walk. 600-900pm. Ghost walks are fun and all ages will enjoy. The guided walk tells chilling tales of Peel’s dark past. Folks that are unable/do not wish to walk will be hosted by the World Manx Association.

8th July- Day hiking tour around the coast from Port St Mary to Port Erin. Stunning coastal scenery taking in the Chasms, Sugar Loaf Rock and other dramatic vistas. With a stop at the Sound café and option to take the bus back to Port Erin or continue walking. Those not wishing to walk can take the train to Port Erin and visit railway museum before we meet at the Cosy Nook Cafe on the beach for a Manx BBQ dinner in Port Erin. Full walk approx 3 ½ hours or half with finish at the Sound.

9th July - Depart back to North America

Total package price GBP 570.00pp based on twin/double share. Current rate of exchange will mean the cost is USD 848.00. Extra nights at hotel GBP65.00pp

  • 6 Nights Accommodation twin/double ensuite at Sefton Hotel, Douglas
  • Manx Welcome Pack
  • Welcome reception at the Villa Marina with local entertainment
  • Manx Museum reception including food
  • President of Tynwald’s Garden party (Manx tea party)
  • Grandstand seat for Tynwald Day and lunch at Nirabyl cafe
  • Manx Roast dinner in Peel with a Ghost Walk or visit to Leece Museum
  • Manx BBQ steak dinner on Port Erin beach.
  • All transportation to above events including to/from Isle of Man airport

RESERVATIONS : DESTINATION ISLE OF MAN – Laurence & Jackie Skelly

Corlett’s Yard, Union Mills, Isle of Man skelly@manx.net or 001-44-1624-852901

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