Niarbyl, Isle of Man

Niarbyl, which means "the tail" in Manx for the way it extends into the Irish Sea,[1] is a rocky promontory on the southwest coast of Isle of Man between Port Erin and Peel. It is best known for its spectacular sea views which include the Calf of Man and, on clear days, the mountains of Ireland.

Its access road branches from the A27 road at Dalby.

Niarbyl Bay and its surrounds are considered an asset of the Manx National Heritage, which oversees the area's preservation as well as the Niarbyl Cafe & Visitor Centre.[1]

One of the fishermen's cottages here was used as Ned Devine's cottage in the 1998 film Waking Ned. In 1968, the same cottage had been used in Nigel Kneale's television adaptation of his book, The Year of the Sex Olympics.

The Niarbyl Fault, a geological fault marking what remains of the former Iapetus Ocean, is located just down the hill from the cafe.[2]

See also


  1. "Niarbyl". Manx National Heritage. Isle of Man Government. 30 April 2005. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
  2. Burnett, Dave; Guard, Charles; Quirk, Dave (2003). "Dalby Group". Manx Geological Survey. Manx Geological Survey. Retrieved 27 March 2016.

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