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Lismore Argyllshire Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 136 Collections and/or Records:

Story about murders, a superstition and accompanying place-names, September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/53
Scope and Contents Story about murders describing how in one day seventeen people were killed in Achadun Castle, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire and that a chàbag 'was a round stone ab[ou]t the buaile which taken away 7 which caused mischance to those who took it. The following place-names are mentioned although it is not clear what the connection between them, the story and the superstition is: Cladh-a ghleannain, Pillebhride, Clachain nam-baintearnan, An Caibeal and Lag a chaibeail [Cladh a'...

Story about people coming to Cair Mualuig [Cathair Moluaig/St Moluag's Cathedral] to be healed, 2 September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/4
Scope and Contents Story collected from Duncan Carmichael, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about people coming to Cair Mualuig [Cathair Moluaig/St Moluag's Chair] to be cured of back pain. Duncan remembers people coming from long distances such as Glencoe [Gleann Comhann].

Story about Rev John MacAulay, c1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/23
Scope and Contents Story about Rev. John MacAulay, minister of South Uist and later Lismore [Uibhist a Deas and Lios Mòr]. The story tells of his appointment to the parish of South Uist over a candidate preferred by both the people and Clanranald and of how he was disliked by his parishoners. He left South Uist to be minister on Lismore but there he was equally disliked by parishioners and on his final Sunday there said that he would be prepared to stay on if any two parishioners stood up to show their support....

Story about Rev John MacAulay and the treatment of 'malefactors', September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/37
Scope and Contents Story about Rev John MacAulay, minister, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, that he was disliked by his parishioners 'duine borb borb' to the extent that on his final Sunday during the service he said that he would not leave if anyone showed him support but no one spoke. He put up the brangas [pillory] by the church where malefactors [criminals] would be chained for a night and a day as punishment. It also notes that Druim na Bithe was where the malefactors would be collected for...

Story about the Baron of Bachuil being called for by a man on his deathbed, September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/71
Scope and Contents Story telling how Donl du tearn [Dòmhnall Dubh Tighearna or Sir Donald Campbell of Airds, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] sent for the Baron of Bachuil while he was on his deathbed but his wife never sent the messenger for him. It notes that Dòmhnall used to 'preach in the ag[e]s of episcopy.'

Story about the Baron of Bachuil, the Macleans of Duart and and the body of Campbell of Airds/Stewart of Appin, September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/39
Scope and Contents Story about the recovery of the body of Campbell of Airds by the Baron of Bachuil. In the text Carmichael has queried Campbell of Airds as properly being Stewart of Appin. The story tells how Campbell or Stewart was hanged by the Macleans of Duart over the wall of Duart Castle [Caisteal Dhubhairt, Muile/Isle of Mull, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. The Baron of Bachuil went to retrieve the body with his two daughters, putting holes in all of Macleans' boats so that they could not pursue them. The...

Story about the book of the Bishops of Kilchiaran, September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/63
Scope and Contents Story about the book of the Bishops of Kilchiaran, collected from John Black, aged eighty-six, Killean, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire. Black states that he saw the book of the bishops of Kilchiaran [Kilcheran], which was written in Latin on one page and English on the other, and that it said that the Castle of Achnanduin [Achadun] was built in 1209. The place Lithe-sgeir [Liath Sgeir] is mentioned at the end of the story but with no indication of why.

Story about the burial of An Romhanach, 2 September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/7
Scope and Contents Story about the burial of An Romhanach [An Ròmanach or The Roman] telling how he was buried in the graveyard on Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire but was found on the surface of the ground in the morning and then appeared to someone in a dream and asked to be buried out of sight of the church. This was done and he was buried in the field north of the [first [grave]]. The story notes Lag an Roimh and Larach can an Romhanaich 'is on the other side of the road on S[outh] E[ast] side.'

Story about the discovery of Christ's body being the reason for 'dol deiseil a chlaidh', 24 Septmeber 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/114
Scope and Contents Story about the discovery of Christ's body being the reason for 'dol deiseil a chlaidh', collected from Peter [-], who learned it from Mr Aonas Donullach sagairt [Angus MacDonald, priest] who 'went to Rome as professor and died there. He had been educated in Lismore' [Lios Mòr].

Story about the effect of typhus and debt on the Campbell and Macintire families on Lismore, August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/50
Scope and Contents Story collected from Christina Campbell or Macintyre about the family tragedy in 1864 when her brother Dugald and husband Duncan, both of Tirefour, Lismore [Lios Mòr], died of typhus within three weeks of each other. Christina states which members of the family caught typhus, which ones pulled through and which ones died. She also describes how weakened she was by the fever, only able to crawl around her house; the livestock and crops they had, which appear to have been taken away as a...