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Maughold Social Club is looking for new poems that sum up all that is thrilling and beautiful in the parish with winning entries to be featured in The Maughold Show - a planned celebration of the parish in the Island of Culture year, supported by the Isle of Man Arts Council.

Anyone who lives in or who has any connection with Maughold has until September 10 to submit their work.

The social club suggests a maximum of 20 lines of verse and will provide prizes of book tokens to the winners in three age groups - up to seven years old (reception to year 2), seven to 11 years old (school years three to six) and 11 years and above.

Clare Christian, president of Maughold Social Club, said: ‘The Maughold Show will celebrate the people and poetry, folk and folklore that have been associated with Maughold over the centuries. Alongside the historical greats connected with our corner of the Isle of Man, we want to include the best of contemporary poetry too.’

Dhoon School pupils can submit their poems to the school on or before September 10; other entrants can submit theirs by the same deadline via email to

More information and rules are available from the secretary or via the Maughold Social Club page on facebook.

The Maughold Show is being staged by the Social Club jointly with Dhoon School on October 3. More details will be announced shortly but to reserve tickets.

Contact the secretary Gill Corlett or telephone 815988.

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