Guided Tour of Kirk Maughold & Churchyard

Saturday August 3rd 2019 at 2.00 pm. Meet inside the church.

Afternoon tea available in the Church Hall
(with proceeds going to Church funds)
Hear the history of this Christian community founded in the
5th century

See the fourteenth century stone carving of the
Three Legs of Man. Understand the significance of the early crosses

Please email with your name, a contact number and numbers attending. To save on postage there will no tickets sent. We will contact you if you are not successful. This tour is on a “first come, first served” basis.

Make Music Day Isle of Man, Friday 21st of June 2019

To celebrate Make Music Day, a ‘Drop-in’ event has been arranged at Christ Church in Laxey between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm on Friday the 21st of June.

 Lots of musical instruments will be available to try out and there’ll be opportunity to try the church organ and have a go at playing some handbells.
The day is open to all, beginners or virtuosos. It would be great if you could come down and sing us a song or play a tune. For more information contact the Commissioners on 861241, email

Brass Band Festival Parking

Additional Brass Band Festival Parking…will be available at the former Princes Motors Site at the Ramsey end of the village, and at the Lower Glen Gardens Car Park. Further parking is also available behind the Doctor’s Surgery on New Road.
Usual parking also available on New Road, Mines Road, & on Captains Hill. (see yellow areas on map below).

‘Prash Laxaa 2019’ The Great Laxey Brass Band Festival, Sunday May 5th!

It’s Here Again!…


‘Prash Laxaa’ The Great Laxey Brass Band Festival returns to the Village for a second year on the afternoon of Sunday 5th of May (the first May Bank Holiday

weekend). Five of the Island’s very fine Brass Bands will be playing in rotation in 5 locations throughout the Village, at The Mines Tavern, The Bridge Inn, The Queen’s Hotel & the Laxey Glen Pavilion.
Further details to be announced.
Last year’s event was greatly enjoyed by the Bands and Public alike, making for an excellent day out in Laxey.   

Great Music! Great refreshments in the pubs and cafes – a great free show!     Don’t miss it!

Lonan Burial Authority

The Commissioners have Resolved to enter into initial discussions with the Church Authorities in regard to the feasibility of the transfer of responsibilities for the Lonan Burial Authority to the Local Authority.

The discussions are in their very early stages and include detailed investigation of the administration and maintenance of the Burial Ground.

Updates will be released on this website as more information becomes available.

The Commissioners welcome comment on these matters via email to or in writing to Commissioners’ Offices, 35 New Road Laxey IM4 7BG.

Lonan By-Election – Call to Candidates! Manifestos

The Commissioners are encouraging all five candidates in the forthcoming Lonan-By-election to submit their manifestos to the Commissioners’ Office as soon as possible. If all five are received they will be published on our social media sites.

The Commissioners cannot publish any manifestos until all five candidates have made their submissions.

Statement from the Commissioners re. the Legal Title of the Local Authority

Garff Commissioners have been advised that a social media site is operating with a branding title very similar to the Commissioners’ legal title as an Isle of Man Local Authority.

A disclaimer is embedded deep within the site, but would appear not to be being noticed by Members of the Public.

In the past this has resulted in Members of the Public contacting the Commissioners under the impression that the site has some official status and is administered by the Local Authority. This is not the case.

In the interest of transparency, the Commissioners wish to distance themselves from the perception that they have any connection to the material published on this site.

  • This site is the only web-site administered by the Commissioners.
  • The only official social media site adminisistered by the Commissioners can be found at

By Election 7th February 2019 – Notice of Nominated Candidates.

Following attendance by the Returning Officer on 17th January 2019, seven nominations papers were received and two notices were delivered from candidates requesting withdrawal.   Therefore, Five candidates will contest the Election on Thursday 7th February 2019.  Please find Link to Notice of Nominated Candidates below:

Garff Commissioners Facebook Site

The Commissioners note that there is a Facebook site currently using the term ‘Garff Commissioners’ in its branding. In advance of the forthcoming Lonan by-Election some members of the public have contacted the office with the perception that the site is managed by or has links to this Local Authority.
For clarification the Commissioners would like to advise that the site in question has no connection whatsoever to Garff Commissioners as a legal entity or indeed with the Authority’s role in the administration of the forthcoming by-election.