Dollin Kelly Death | Passed Away | Obituary
Dollin Kelly Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Dollin Kelly.
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Very sad news about the passing of Dollin Kelly RBV, of Port St Mary, one of the most respected names within Manx culture. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
Very sad news about the passing of Dollin Kelly RBV, of Port St Mary, one of the most respected names within Manx culture. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. https://t.co/UAbvNneqDo
— Rushen Heritage (@rushenheritage) July 3, 2020
We are sorry to have to share the sad news that Dollin Kelly RBV has died.
A lot of you will know his name through the many ways in which he was involved in Manx culture over decades, dedicating his time and boundless energy to the Island’s poetry, language, history and more.
In 2007 he received the RBV for his lifelong contribution to Manx culture, when some of his contributions to the Isle of Man were listed:
“As a classroom teacher and head teacher, his profound interest in all things Manx meant that the hundreds of pupils for whom he was responsible benefitted from learning more about their heritage and culture. He was involved with the old Board of Education’s Local Studies Group and was the first Chairman of its Manx Language Section. He organised annual local studies conferences and encouraged the idea of teaching Manx in schools, which is now an established practice. Dollin also produced Manx resources for use in schools, including a 45 rpm recording of Manx pronunciation.
He has been an exponent of the poems of T. E. Brown, performing them widely. He produced the acclaimed one-man show of Brown’s narrative poem Betsy Lee, which he took to Edinburgh and performed as part of the annual Edinburgh Festival. This was also issued as a cassette. By request of Culture Vannin, Dollin Kelly also produced a specially edited book of T. E. Brown’s poetry for use in schools. The collection contains extensive notes about the poetry explaining its background and meaning, and has been an invaluable aid for promoting the poet’s work. Dollin has given many lectures on T. E. Brown and has given his time generously around Island schools.
His latest contribution to Manx culture is the publication of ‘New Manx Worthies,’ of which Dollin was the General Editor. Over ten years Dollin guided his editorial team and nearly one hundred contributors to produce a wealth of biographical detail for over 230 men and women whose lives shaped the Island in the 20th century.”
More details have not been released about this death, and actual death age and date are yet to confirmed by us. We are still working on getting more details about the death, as family statement on the death is yet to be released.