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Garff Sheading

Garff is one of six sheadings into which the Isle of Man is divided, and consists of the ancient parishes of Lonan and Maughold.

Ayre is the easternmost of the six sheadings, bounded by Ayre to the north and Middle to the south. The town of Ramsey, straddles the boundary between Garff (Maughold parish) and Ayre (Lezayre parish).


The origin of the name is uncertain. Kneen (1925)[1] suggests that it derives from the Norse gröf (N.B. not grðf, which is a typo there), meaning a pit or ravine (cognate with "grave").



Sheadings and parishes of the Isle of Man
The armoured triskelion on the flag of the Isle of Man.svg

Ayre: AndreasBrideLezayreGarff: LonanMaugholdGlenfaba: GermanMarownPatrickMichael: BallaughJurbyMichaelMiddle: BraddanOnchanSantonRushen: ArboryMalewRushen