A – Y of Manx

The A-Y of Manx is an artwork in the paving in Regent Street at the heart of the Isle of Man’s capital, Douglas. Each letter has come from a narrative of fact or folklore, geography or ecology – all coming together to compose a fascinating picture of the Isle of Man today.

The artwork illustrates 24 subjects related to the Isle of Man, some of which are well-known and obvious such as “Manx Cats”, “TT” and “Kippers” and some which are a little more obscure such as the “Giant Elk” and “Ogham”.

The Manx A-Y is as follows:

A – Archibald Knox

B – Basking Shark

C – Cat

D – Doolish

E – Ellan Vannin

F – Financial Centre

G – Giant Elk

H – Horse Tram

I – Isle of Man

J – Jacobaea vulgaris

K – Kipper

L – Loaghtan Sheep

M – Manannan

N – Nickies and nobbies

O – Ogham Stone

P – Parliament

Q – Quocunque jeceris stabit


S – Snaefell

T – TT

U – Up the south, down the north

V – Viking

W – Hunt the Wren

Y – You are here


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