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Notes about Tobar Chuiralainn, 29 August 1883

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/88

Scope and Contents

Story about the son [of Campbell of Airds] punished by his father for his iconoclasm [burning the saints’ images]. His father refused him a drink to slake his thirst. When he did get one, from Tobar Chuiralainn [Tobar Churalain, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire], he died. The others involved in the burning died ‘in great suffering agony’. Also notes that coins are left by the well by pilgrims and that Todd of Dumfries, farmer in Sallachuil drank from the well and was told by MacLaurin, the school master at Taigh an Ribi [Taigh an Ribidh/Tynribbie] to leave money when he drank from the well. Todd left a shilling which MacLaurin lifted and then invited Todd to join him in Cregan Inn [Creagan] 'for which Todd thanked him warmly'.

Dates

  • 29 August 1883

Language of Materials

English,Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 1 notebook ; 17.5 x 10.8 cm