Lismore Argyllshire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 136 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents A toast, probably collected from Christina Campbell née Macintyre, Lios Mòr/Lismore Earra, Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, given by a skipper at Aird, [Lios Mòr/Lismore] which reads 'Fas dèis us bas eisg us chuile la[tha] duit a Mhic Caluim'.
Scope and Contents Account of 'Clann 'Ic Illemhicheil' [Carmichaels], collected from Eoghan Mac Illemhicheil [Hugh Carmichael], age 80, Druim-na-moine, Apuinn [Druim-na-moina, Apainn/Appin, Earra-Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] in which he describes the family as being the oldest clan in the area (six hundred years), originating in Annat. He gives a brief account of Alexander's own family, the Barons of Taigh Sgurrain: their descent from the Easbaig Bàn or Fair-haired Bishop, and the loss of their lands to Sir Donald...
Scope and Contents Archaeological note about a circle at Cillant-suidhe, Achadhun [Cille an t-Suidhe, Achadun, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal] describing it as 'under rushes & ferns especially iris. 37 yards x 37. Hid from sea by a small ridge in a field low lying between ridges.'
Scope and Contents Copy of a grave inscription which reads 'By Hugh Carmichael of Taylochan In Memory of his son Archibald who died 10 October 1837 aged 21 years And of Catherine, Alexander, Dugald and Isabella children who died young'.
Scope and Contents Copy of the memorials of Captain Dugald Carmichael, botanist, taken from the New Statistical Account of Scotland.
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...
Scope and Contents Description of land near the Eala [Clach na h-Ealaidh, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] including the 'gravel walk' between it and the smithy on either side of which is a bog and below it is a circuit of stakes like ploughshares embedded in the ground at regular intervals.
Scope and Contents Diagram of Castle Coeffin [Caisteal Chaifeann, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] drawn by Alexander Carmichael and accompanying notes describing a porthole facing Glensanda, large holes in the outside walls as if for bars and the dimensions and situations of the remaining structure. The dungeon is marked on the diagram along with measurements.
Scope and Contents Diagram of the Eala [Clach na h-Ealaidh, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] showing the measurements of the stone and accompanying notes which describe the situation of the stone as 'below the road at Iocar a chlachain' [Ìochdar a' Chlachain] and that it was where criminals came [for refuge] 'if they got their hand on the stone.'
Scope and Contents Diagrams of St Moluag's Catherdral [Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] and accompanying notes which tell how there were human remains dug up from the foundations of the cathedral 'when the dyke was built round the bur[in]g pl[ace] a few y[ea]rs ago.' The diagrams show measurements of walls, niches, windows and doors with some annotations.