Dalby, Isle of Man

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Dalby
Dalby is located in Isle of Man
Dalby
Dalby
Location within the Isle of Man
OS grid referenceSC2179
ParishPatrick
SheadingGlenfaba
Crown dependencyIsle of Man
Post townISLE OF MAN
Postcode districtIM5
Dialling code01624
PoliceIsle of Man
FireIsle of Man
AmbulanceIsle of Man
House of KeysGlenfaba & Peel
List of places
Isle of Man
54°10′00″N 4°44′00″W / 54.16667°N 4.73333°W / 54.16667; -4.73333Coordinates: 54°10′00″N 4°44′00″W / 54.16667°N 4.73333°W / 54.16667; -4.73333
The Dalby area is popular for its view of Niarbyl Bay

Dalby is a small hamlet on the Isle of Man, near the western coast. It lies on the A27 Port Erin to Peel road, five miles south of Peel, in the parish of Patrick.

The hamlet looks out towards the Irish Sea from the western side of Dalby Mountain. The Raad ny Foillan long distance coastal footpath runs through Dalby.

Prior to its closure in 2007,[1] the hamlet had a public house called the Ballacallin Hotel which was known for its views of the sunset over Niarbyl. Niarbyl is home to a cafe and visitor centre, as well as some traditional Manx cottages. It can be accessed by car, with parking available at the cafe.

During World War II, a radar station was located at Dalby. The radar station consisted of a number of bunkers, still visible in the fields between Dalby and Niarbyl and now part of local farm land.[2]

Religion[edit]

St James church is a Church of England church in the Diocese of Sodor and Man. The church was one of several commissioned by the Bishop of Sodor and Man, Bishop Ward and was consecrated in 1839. It incorporates classrooms which are now used as the church hall.[3]

See also[edit]

  • Gef aka the Dalby Spook.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dalby residents' meeting over Ballacallin Hotel site". Isle of Man Today. 11 September 2008. Archived from the original on 23 January 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2009.
  2. ^ "Isle of Man Radar Stations". Subterranea Britannica. 2003. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Parish of Patrick churches". isleofman.com. 2006. Retrieved 18 December 2017.