Cronk-y-Keillown. Manmade circular mound a few feet high near St John's Church, 3 miles from Peel, presumed to be as near as possible to the centre of the Isle of Man; by tradition, earth was brought from every parish on the island to construct Tynwald. From earliest memory it has been a place for public ceremonials, including the reading of the laws passed by the House of Keys, the island legislature, and for the annual Tynwald Fair, held on 5 July, which was once thought of as Midsummer's Day. See also OMPHALOS.
Subjects: Religion — Literature.