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Weekly Manx lessons

Each week, Culture Vannin runs in-person and Zoom Manx lessons. New members are always welcome (subject to space): please email gaelg(at) for further information. By signing up to the Learn Manx mailing list, you can keep abreast of new classes as and when they are announced.
We also host pop-up events and weekend courses, and will be running a summer school in July 2024 following the success of our 2023 summer school. You can find out information via the 'news' section of this site, or through the Learn Manx newsletter.

In person-lessons:
  • Tuesdays 9.15am – 10am: Greens Cafe, St. John’s. Upper Intermediates (Keim Three / Level Three)
  • Wednesdays 9.15am – 10am: Greens Cafe, St. John’s. Improvers (Keim Jees / Level Two ). Class started September 2021
  • Thursdays 9.30am – 10.15am: Culture Vannin, St. John’s. Intermediates (Keim Three / Level Three - start of course). Class started January 2021
  • Thursdays 11am – 11.45am: Greens Cafe, St John's. Beginners (Keim Nane / Level One). Class started January 2023
  • Saturdays 10am – 11am: House of Manannan, Peel. Improvers (class started September 2022)
  • Saturdays 11am - 12pm *NEW CLASS*: House of Manannan, Peel. Complete beginners (class starts September 2023). FULL, waiting list

Zoom lessons: 

  • Mondays 6.15pm – 7.15pm: Upper intermediates/Advanced (classes run for 6 - 8 weeks at a time, topic-based)
  • Tuesdays 6pm – 6.30pm: Improvers (Keim Jees / Level Two). Class started September 2021
  • Tuesdays 6.30pm – 7pm: Intermediates (Keim Three / Level Three). Class started January 2021

Other lessons and learning opportunities in the Island:

Intermediate/advanced lesson with Joan Caine

Joan Caine, RBV, runs a Manx class on Monday afternoons between 2pm and 4pm at Green's Cafe in St. John's. Intermediate and advanced Manx learners are very welcome to join.

Tantaran - Manx lessons in the north of the Island

For information about the work of Tantaran Ramsey Manx Group and lessons in the north of the Island contact Paul Salmon on 451261 and email rhumsaa(at) or see Tantaran FB page  @TantaranRamsey 
There are a number of new classes starting up, including a Monday lunchtime class in Jurby for absolute beginners, and a Tuesday evening class at the Mitre in Ramsey for absolute beginners.

'Sheshaghyn' - a buddy system from Manx language charity Pobble. **Please note: this is currently on pause.**

Pobble, a Manx language charity who focus on increasing the use of spoken Manx, have a buddy system called 'Sheshaghyn', which helps individuals to learn from a more experienced speaker. Sessions can be arranged in-person or via online platforms such as Google Hangouts, Zoom and Skype. If you would like to find out more about this, and become a Mainshter (mentor) or Prindeys (apprentice), visit the Pobble website

Learn Manx mailing list

To keep abreast of new classes, other learning opportunities and resources, and Manx language events, why not sign up to the Learn Manx mailing list

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Conversational groups

There are normally a number of independent conversational groups that meet on a weekly, fortnightly, or monthly basis. Below, we have included details of groups that meet who are open to new members joining them:

  • Jemayrt / Tuesday (weekly) 7.30pm onwards at the Station Pub, Port Erin. All welcome! 
  • Jecrean / Wednesday (weekly) 12pm - 1pm at Atrium, Tower House, Strand Street, Douglas. Join in for lunch or a beverage, and a chat. Hosted by Manx language charity Pobble. All welcome! 
  • Jerdein / Thursday (fortnightly): 7.30pm onwards at the Whitehouse Pub, Peel. All welcome! Contact Katie to check dates.
  • Jeheiney / Friday (weekly): 10am - 11am at Mad Hatter's Cafe, Ramsey. All welcome! Run by Tantaran Manx group.
  • Jeheiney / Friday (weekly): 12pm - 1pm at The Tee Caddy, Rowany Golf Club, Port Erin. All welcome! Contact Geoff via geoffpickles(at) for more information.
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Annual events

A number of events happen throughout the year, which celebrate or feature Manx language. The calendar below, featuring general times of year for different festivals and events, is a useful resource for anyone planning a trip to the Isle of Man, or those who would like to find out more about opportunities to get involved with Manx. You can download the info card as a PDF or view as a jpeg below. If you would like hard copies to distribute, contact Yn Greinneyder or pop into Culture Vannin in St John's.