Lismore Argyllshire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 136 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Story about An Gorm Mòr, who lived at Achnanduin [Achadun, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] that he 'made a meet[in]g with the evil one to fight him.' They fought at Camus a Ghuirm at Eigneig [possibly Camas Gorm, Eignaig], where one bull appeared and another left, and An Gorm Mòr was found dead. 'Leac-a-Ghuirm is on the Crois.'
Scope and Contents Story about An Gorm Mòr Mac An Leigh [MacOnlea or Livingstone], that he was the last person to live at Castle Achnanduin [Achadun, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. He took a boat and crew to Gaireleass [Garbh Shlios]and asked everyone to leave him. They saw a bull 'tearing down the glen' and then he and An Gorm Mòr fought. An Gorm Mòr was found and taken back to the Crois [Crois Dubh Lios Mòr or Black Cross of Lismore] where he was buried in the Livingstone plot near the Barons...
Scope and Contents Story about An Gorm Mòr's daughter, that she died of plaigh [plague] at Laig uanach as she returned to Achnanduin from church at Clachan [Lag Uanach and Achadun, both Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire].
Scope and Contents Story collected from Duncan Carmichael, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about archaeological finds at a grave at Tirefour. The finds were a gold candle, a hammer and a coin 'of anc[ient] date' which were sent to Lochnell 'along with two heads of bisons of im[mense] size' and which were there during 'the General's time'.
Story about Calum Cille [St Columba] and his travels around the islands of Scotland and Blàr na Cuigeal, September 1872
Scope and Contents Story about Calum Cille [St Columba] and his travels around the islands of Scotland probably collected from James Campbell, fisherman, Ceanntangabhal/Kentangval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra. The story notes that the castle on Loch Tangasdail was built by St Clair [Dùn Mhic Leòid, Loch Tangasdale, Barraigh/Isle of Barra], that St Clair married a woman from Kintail [Ceann Tàile, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] and that he had eight hundred men who fought for him, although none of the men were from...
Scope and Contents 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...
Scope and Contents Story about Clach na Cabaig that it was 'at Temple in the isle' [Teampull, Bernera Isle, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] noting the good milk yield of the cows there. If the stone was taken over to the village at night it was found in its rightful place in in the morning. It was once stolen by an Irishman. The grandfather of Macdugal of Dun olla [MacDougall of Dunollie] had a stone called the Leigh, which was carried about to perform water cures. 'Colin Campb[ell's] wifes mother got it fr[om]...
Scope and Contents Story about two female ghosts, the first being Maidean a Chaisteil [Maighdean a' Chaisteil or Maid of the Castle] who lived in Chaisteil Chaifein [Caisteal Chaifeann/Castle Coeffin, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] and 'wore a green dress & walked about'. The other ghost haunted Dun alla [probably Dùn Ollaidh/Dunolllie] and she would 'Roll down mulachagun [mulachagan or cheeses] upon the servant when they displ[eased] her.' This ghost was a 'Nic-I-achain'.
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Christina Campbell née Macintyre, Lios Mòr/Lismore Earra, Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about [John MacAulay], minister on Lismore [Lios Mòr], that he did not tell his congregation that he was leaving until the last Sunday saying that if three men rose and asked him to stay he would. One elder responded with 'Leigidh sinn an t-eurbal leis a chraicionn' [We'll leave the tail with the skin].
Scope and Contents Story telling how Mac an Leigh Mòr' lived on Bernera Island, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire and his daughter went to Lios Mòr/Lismore, to visit her 'muime & oide' [godparents?] at Laguanach [Lag Uanach], where the plague had been. He stood at An Doirlinn and told her he would shoot her. She died of plague and was buried 'at a grey boulder at Pille Bhride' [Pille Bhrìde]. It is noted that MacCeallaich was the last bishop at Achnandun [Achadun] and that all the stones for the castle 'have been...