Meayll Peninsula and the Sound Book

Rushen Parish Commissioners have compiled this revised book giving interesting information about the Meayll peninsula and The Sound, together with a walkers’ guide for the area.


CCI21032016_0001    The Book


John Rimington, who was a Members of Rushen Parish Commissioners for some years, compiled this book in June 2000, with the help of people living in the area who had knowledge of the great many interesting and historical aspects to be found along with the assistance of the staff at the Manx Museum and the Centre for Manx Studies. The Commissioners have added addional information and reprinted this new 2016 edition.

The Meayll Peninsula is rich in history – from the Neolithic Chambered Tomb (the Stone Circle) through to the radar installations of World War 2. Items about Cregneash Village, Glen Chass Mines, the Quarries, Shipwrecks in The Sound, Folklore and many other interesting stories can be found in the book.

There is also information on the various walks which can be taken:

  • A walk around Meayll Hill
  • Port Erin to The Sound
  • Cronk-ny-Arrey to Burroo Ned
  • Port St Mary to The Chasms

This book is available at local book shops

priced at £5.95.

All the money raised is for the Commissioners’ charitable trust – The Thousla Cross Trust. This Trust was set up to help young people and community organisations in the Parish of Rushen.

Mail Order is now available

priced at £7.00 including post and packing.

If you would like to buy a copy of the Book or to place orders please contact:

Phil Gawne

Lamode, Ballakillowey Road, Rushen, IM9 4BP.

Telephone 834501

Please make cheques payable to The Thousla Cross Trust