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Custom and archaeological finds relating to Eala, September 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/25

Scope and Contents

Custom and archaeological finds relating to Eala [possibly Clach na h-Ealaidh, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. The archaeological finds were pins, brooches and bones while the custom of retreating to Eala for a year and a day is described. Having completed their retreat people would emerge white-washed. Carmichael also mentions the location of the nunnery, the well where the nuns would wash [Tobar nam baintighearna at Creagan-nam-baintea[gh]rna] and another building near the manse.


  • Creation: September 1870

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 117 folios ; 20 x 16.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 8v, line 7 to folio 8v, line 16


Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, vol. II (Edinburgh, 1900), p. 278

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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