St Michael's Chapel - Keeill Michael

St Michael's Chapel - Keeill Michael

St Michael's Chapel is a Celtic-Norse twelfth century chapel built on the site of an earlier Celtic Keeill. The remains of the chapel are located on the south of St Michael's Isle (Ellan Noo Mael). The island is connected to Langness Peninsula by a causeway. Langness (Langlish) gets it's name from the Old Norse name Langness meaning long promontory. There is evidence of human activity on St Michael's Isle from the Mesolithic period. It was also the site of two significant battles between the English, Scottish and Manx for control of the island.

The island is located east from Hango Hill then taking the minor road south onto Langness towards St Michaels Island that is reached by a narrow causeway that can be driven across.

Keeill Michael in modern culture

St Michael's Chaptel (Keill Michael) is featured in this video of the song "Manannan", which is the first track from the album "Slipway" by the Manx band Skeeal.

 

St Michael's Chapel - Keeill Michael
St Michael's Chapel - Keeill Michael

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