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Lismore Argyllshire Scotland

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 136 Collections and/or Records:

Story about the MacLachlans of Fiart, September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/29
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Story about the MacLachlans of Fiart telling how they took the lady off Lady's Rock and brought her to Lismore and then sent her to the main land [Fiart, Lady's Rock both Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. A Dr MacLachlan in Edinburgh [probably Dr Thomas MacLauchlan] is said to be descended from these MacLachlans.

Dates: September 1870

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

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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...
Dates: 5 October 1892

Story about the ownership of a croft near St Moluag's Church, September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/36
Scope and Contents Story about the ownership of a croft near St Moluag's Church [Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. The remains of the building are behind the church and belonged to a crofter who also had a croft 'above on Druim na bithe' which he held from Fear Thirphuir [Laird of Tirefour]. As the lands were not adjacent, the crofter had to trespass in order to move his cows from one piece of land to the next, on doing this via 'Taighanlochain & into the Port char[rain]' [Taigh an...
Dates: September 1870

Story about the plague on Lismore, August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/19
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Story continued from folio 6r about the plague on Lismore [Lios Mòr] and that the cats which ate the supposed plague-infected fish died immediately.

Dates: August 1883

Story about the saints connected to Lios Mòr/Lismore, 2 September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/2
Scope and Contents Story collected from Duncan Carmichael on the boat from An t-Òban/Oban to Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire about the saints connected to Lismore, telling how Calumcille, Moaluag and Ordhean [Calum Cille/Columba, Moluag and Oran] were brothers who were competing for the possession of Lismore. Moluag won by cutting his finger off and throwing it to shore and consequently Calum Cille went to Iona. It also tells of Oran's burial alive and how on the fourth day after he'd been...
Dates: 2 September 1870

Story about the sheep stealers Eowan buidhe na h uamh and his wife, September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/49
Scope and Contents Story about the sheep stealers Eowan buidhe na h uamh [Eòghan Buidhe na h-Uamh] and his wife, who lived in Eigineig in Uamh Eow[i]n [Uamh Eòghain, Eignaig, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] telling how they would cross over to Lios Mòr/Lismore by boat at night to steal sheep, describing where he would hide at Alltaogain [Allt Aogain], while his wife drove the sheep past. There was a 'strong black sheep' which he was never able to catch and so he called out 'Tharam fha[tha]st caora dhu[bh] mo...
Dates: September 1870

Story and notes on MacLachlan of Fiart, September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/66
Scope and Contents Story and notes on MacLachlan of Fiart, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire. The story tells how he lived at Achadhun [Achadun] describing how he took down the foundation stones there, at Creag nan Eun and at tai biorlin Mhic Lachlain [taigh bìrlinn or galley-house]. It describes how Sraid MhicLachlain [Sràid MhicLachlain], was a 'street' of trees which touched at the tops and was fifty yards long. The MacLachlan family held Fiart for 'trì linnean' before selling it to MacAonais...
Dates: September 1870

Story entitled 'Aird bhea’aich', 15 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/8
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Aird bhea’aich' collected from Donald MacGregor, Baile Garbh/Bailegarve, Lios Mòr/Lismore, about a man called Donald Dubh and his father, in which the 'troublesome' Donald challenges his father to hang someone and if he does not hang them he is to give 'the power of pit and gallows' to Donald. They encounter three men carrying a caber each from the forest and Donald insists that his father hangs one of them. His father tricks him by technically hanging one of the man but not...
Dates: 15 August 1883

Story entitled 'Baran Na Bachuil Agus na 2 [Dà] Ighnean Rua', August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/41
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Baran Na Bachuil Agus na 2 [Dà] Ighnean Rua', probably collected from Christina Campbell née Macintyre, Lios Mòr/Lismore Earra, Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about the murder of [Duncan] Stewart of Appin and his valet [Sollamh MacColla/Sorley MacColl] following a competition at Duart [Dubhaird, Muile/Mull], and the retrieval of Stewart's body by the Baron of Bachuil and his two red-haired daughters. The other states that when Stewart realised that his valet had been murdered he...
Dates: August 1883

Story entitled 'Caora Dhubh na Bachuill', 15 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/5
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Story entitled 'Caora Dhubh na Bachuill' collected from Donald Macgrigor [Donald MacGregor], Bailegarbh [Baile Garbh, Lios Mòr/Lismore] about a black sheep, belonging to Domhnall Dubh nan Aird [Sir Donald Campbell of Airds], which was stolen and the sheepskin was found hanging from the rafters of the Baron of Bachuil's barn, for which the Baron was threatened with hanging. In order to spare himself the Baron was forced to hand over several pieces of land.

Dates: 15 August 1883