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Story entitled 'Baran Na Bachuil Agus na 2 [Dà] Ighnean Rua', August 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/41

Scope and Contents

Story entitled 'Baran Na Bachuil Agus na 2 [Dà] Ighnean Rua', probably collected from Christina Campbell née Macintyre, Lios Mòr/Lismore Earra, Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about the murder of [Duncan] Stewart of Appin and his valet [Sollamh MacColla/Sorley MacColl] following a competition at Duart [Dubhaird, Muile/Mull], and the retrieval of Stewart's body by the Baron of Bachuil and his two red-haired daughters. The other states that when Stewart realised that his valet had been murdered he tried to swim from Mull to Lismore but was pursued in boats by Maclean of Duart’s men who beat him to death with their oars ‘though he was diving like a dooker’. They buried him in Cille Pharuig [Cille Phàdruig/Kilpatrick Graveyard] near Duart Castle. Baron na Bachuil found out where he was buried, got Maclean's men drunk, managed to dig up Stewart's body and return him to Lismore [Lios Mòr], burying him in the churchyard there. The story indicates where in the churchyard the body is buried, as well as that of Domhnall nan Ord, Donald Stewart of Invernahyle..


  • Creation: August 1883

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 1 notebook ; 17.5 x 10.8 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 11v, line 8 to folio 13r, line 7


Carmichael, Alexander, ‘The Barons of Bachuil’, Celtic Review, 5 , (1908–9), pp. 366–369.

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