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Braaid is located in Isle of Man
Braaid shown within the Isle of Man
Population (2006 Census)
OS grid reference SC319762
Parish Marown
Sheading Middle
Crown dependency Isle of Man
Post town ISLE OF MAN
Postcode district IM4
Dialling code 01624
Police Isle of Man
Fire Isle of Man
Ambulance Isle of Man
House of Keys Middle
List of places
Isle of Man
54°09′16″N 4°34′30″W / 54.1544°N 4.5751°W / 54.1544; -4.5751Coordinates: 54°09′16″N 4°34′30″W / 54.1544°N 4.5751°W / 54.1544; -4.5751

Braaid is a hamlet in the parish of Marown on the Isle of Man, about 6 km west of the capital Douglas. It is best known for the nearby ancient settlement of The Braaid.

General description[edit]

The hamlet is centred on the crossroads of the A24 Foxdale to Douglas road and the A26 Ballasalla to Glen Vine road, the hamlet consists of a main concentration of houses around this crossroads and some other farms and dwellings which surround it.

The Braaid Hall[edit]

The Braaid Hall has provided a centre for the community since 1937, when it was founded as the Braaid Young Mens Club,[1] it is now mainly used to hold Eisteddfods[citation needed], sports days, jumble sales and other events for the local community.