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Stories of a Manx farm with 500 years of history: murder, fire, curses and more.

A tour of Ballacarnane in the parish of Michael, Isle of Man, uncovering some of the fascinating history and stories which lie all around such an old Manx farm passed down through the Cannell family for 100s of years.

This film of John Cannell in conversation with Katie Newton was filmed at Ballacarnane on 11 June 2018. Culture Vannin owes a great debt of gratitude to Mr Cannell for his generosity in allowing us to share these stories through this film.

Short extracts from the full film are as follows: