Dedicated to the Gaelic Language of the Isle of Man

Manx Language Network

The Manx Language Network is a coordinating body which aims to share and develop ideas on the future of the Manx language. The body was established by the Department of Education, Sport and Culture (DESC) and Culture Vannin in 2015 and is made up of representatives from:

Bunscoill Ghaelgagh: Manx medium primary school run by Mooinjer Veggey in partnership with DESC.

Culture Vannin: Government charity (Manx Heritage Foundation t/a Culture Vannin) which supports and promotes Manx culture, including the Manx language. It is also responsible for the Gaelic Broadcasting Committee and Coonceil ny Gaelgey.

Department of Education, Sport and Culture's Education Improvement Service (DESC EIS): the primary role of DESC EIS is to support and develop learning in the Island’s schools and University College Isle of Man.

Department of Education, Sport and Culture's  Manx Language Unit (DESC MLU): peripatetic Manx language primary and secondary provision, including GCSE (TCG) and A-level (Ard-Teisht) examinations.

Mooinjer Veggey: Educational charity offering pre-school and nursery education with Manx.

Manx National Heritage (MNH)

The Island’s statutory heritage agency, which manages a significant proportion of the Island’s physical heritage and holds land, property, archives, artwork, library and museum collections in trust for the nation. Its collections include our earliest written manuscripts in Manx as well as rare sound recordings of some of the last native Manx speakers.



Key stakeholders are invited to support the Manx Language Strategy in ways that are appropriate to their own strategic and forward-planning.

Voluntary Sector

The Manx language has a long history of support from individuals and organisations such as Caarjyn ny Gaelgey and Pobble, particularly in relation to teaching, publishing and awareness.

The main organisation is:

Yn Cheshaght Ghailckagh (YCG) Manx Language Society, established 1899, working to promote and support the language through lessons, publications and events.

The Manx Language Strategy 2022-2032 Strateysh son y Ghaelg - is available online in Manx and English.

You can also read the previous Manx language strategy (2017-2021) here in Manx and English.

An interim report from January 2021 on progress achieved with regards the action plan for the strategy can be found here.

Useful PDFs

The Report of the Select Committee on the Greater Use of Manx Gaelic (1985) is available as a PDF here and contains recommendations relating to documents, place and street names, etc., and to the support for the language by Government agencies and boards.