Dedicated to the Gaelic Language of the Isle of Man
'Aalican' - Juan y Gell (National Poetry Day 2022)

Wed, 05 Oct 2022


This beautiful original piece of poetry, 'Aalican' (meaning 'Tranquility'), was written by John Gell, and published in 1957 in 'Coraa Ghailckagh'.

Produced by Culture Vannin for National Poetry Day 2022. The poem is read by Bob Carswell, and filmed and edited by Brook Wassall.

You can see an unsubtitled version, and a version with English subtitles below. The English translation was produced by Bob Carswell.

  • Aalican - John Gell (English subtitles)

  • Aalican liorish Juan y Gell