Story about Caman na Bachuil [the Bachuil staff], September 1870
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Story about Caman na Bachuil [the Bachuil staff] describing how it was found growing on the Crois [Crois Dubh Lios Mòr or Black Cross of Lismore, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] having grown within a night, just as the Baron of Bachuil had seen in a dream the night before. The Baron cut it off and it was sent to the Pope, who had it 'gilt with gold & gave it to the Baron as a symbol of office.' The caman is described as being in the possession of hte Duke of Argyll. The story continues that the Baron was at a shinty game in Airds but left his caman behind and went to get it. As he set out from Port nam Marbh the caman was at his feet and nearly knocked him over. On the third time of trying he pulled up the stick and discovered it was the caman.
- Creation: September 1870
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From the Series: 117 folios ; 20 x 16.5 cm
folio 13v, line 9 to folio 14r, line 13
- From the Fonds: Carmichael, Alexander, 1832-1912 (Excise officer | folklorist and antiquarian | Edinburgh | Scotland) (Person)
- From the Fonds: Watson, William John, 1865-1948 (Professor of Celtic) (Person)