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Crossroads in Braaid
Braaid is located in Isle of Man
Location within the Isle of Man
Population(2006 Census)
OS grid referenceSC319762
Crown dependencyIsle of Man
Post townISLE OF MAN
Postcode districtIM4
Dialling code01624
PoliceIsle of Man
FireIsle of Man
AmbulanceIsle of Man
House of KeysMiddle
List of places
Isle of Man
54°09′16″N 4°34′30″W / 54.1544°N 4.5751°W / 54.1544; -4.5751Coordinates: 54°09′16″N 4°34′30″W / 54.1544°N 4.5751°W / 54.1544; -4.5751

Braaid (Manx: Braaid) is a hamlet in the parish of Marown on the Isle of Man, about 6 km west of the capital Douglas. It is best known for the nearby ancient settlement of The Braaid.

General description[edit]

The hamlet is centred on the crossroads of the A24 Foxdale to Douglas road and the A26 Ballasalla to Glen Vine road. The hamlet consists of a main concentration of houses around this crossroads and some other farms and dwellings which surround it.

The Braaid Hall[edit]

The Braaid Hall has provided a centre for the community since 1937, when it was founded as the Braaid Young Mens Club.[1] It is now mainly used to hold Eisteddfods, sports days, jumble sales and other events for the local community.

The Braaid Eisteddfod[edit]

The Braaid Eisteddfod is an annual musical and literary festival that started in the 1950s.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 August 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Music, singing, poetry and dancing at the Braaid Eisteddfod". IOM Today. No. 2 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Florence Kinvig". Culture Vannin. Retrieved 26 October 2020.