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Story about the murder of an Appin man by Macleans of Duart, 5 October 1892

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/45

Scope and Contents

Story about the murder of an Appin man by Macleans of Duart collected at Bachuill, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire. The story tells how the Appin men beat the Macleans of Duart at a games in Muile/Mull after which they fought each other and one of the Appin men was killed and the Macleans 'hung up the body against the castle and defied the world to touch it.' The Baron of Bachuil heard what happened and went to Duart Castle with his two red-haired daughters and 'rend[ered] all the boats useless'. The Baron escaped one way while the others took the body and buried it 'in Port Chailleach in shingle' and the baron, 'killed after by a shot from Duart' was buried in the church as a privilege for what he had done.

Dates

  • 5 October 1892

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 35 folios ; 20.2 x 14.5 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 199r, line 1 to folio 199v, line 5

Bibliography

Carmichael, Alexander, 'The Barons of Bachuill', Celtic Review, vol 5, (April 1909) pp. 367-369.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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