Lismore Argyllshire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 136 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Note stating that on Bernera Island, Lismore [Lios Mòr] cheese 'càbag' was made in stone cheese wheels 'fiodhan'. The note seems to mention throwing the wheel out of the boat although it is unclear why this would be done.
Scope and Contents Note about Cilleandraist that it was situated at Lag a chlai [possibly Lag a Chlaidh, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] close to the lake [Loch Baile a' Ghobhainn]. Bones and ancient ruins were found there and a well built over it. The rest of the note seems to indicate that sites belong to the church, Barcaldine [Campbell of Barcaldine] and Airds [Campbell of Airds].
Scope and Contents Note about 'Clach Gill O'ar' [Clach Gille Odhar, Achadun, Lios Mòr/Lismore] including questions asked of it and that it was rolled down the hill about fifty years before [c.1833]. The note states 'Still the echo is bet[ter] from [it] than elsewhere'.
Scope and Contents Note about a stone possibly at the site of the chapel on Bernera Island, Lios Mòr/Lismore called 'Clach Gill'oar' on which one could stand and on calling 'Gill'oar' would hear an echo. The same thing would happen when standing in 'Seomar Gill'oar'. Carmichael writes that 'Scholars used to come to do this'. The site is described as being on the south east side noting that no bits of statues were ever found and that the roof was supposed to have been made of stone.
Scope and Contents Note about Croc sneacaig [Cnoc Sneachdach, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] that it is a carn iobairt, on a hill in Fiart, close to which is a cist, and that there is another one on top of Achananard [Achadh nan Àird].
Scope and Contents Note about Crois dugh Lios Moire [Crois Dubh Lios Mòr or Black Cross of Lismore, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] and accompanying diagram. The note tells how all the base of the cross was where banns were proclaimed when there was no service in the church. The stone is described as not being native to the island and the diagram marks the size of its edges and the length of the arms of the cross. The cross is described as having falled down, the back of it being broken. The pencil...
Scope and Contents Note which reads 'The deer used to come up Druim a chlobhain going to the Cuire up Torr an eas.' [Druim a' Chlobhain, Coire/Corrie, Tòrr an Eas, all Lios Mòr/Lismore]
Scope and Contents Note alluding to the number of deer slain by the Fenians on Sliabh nan bain Fionn' [Sliabh nam Ban Fionn, Lios Mòr/Lismore], supposedly the site of the Fenian ballad of that name: '60 daimh dearg gun ghu eir earban eir adh'.
Scope and Contents Note about Donald MacColl 'Donul Brocair', [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] aged 89 or 93 collected from him. On average he would kill, fifty foxes, six wild cats and sixty-six 'martin cats' in a season. He worked for 53 years. The note also mentions that at a fair at Tai-an-ribi [Taigh an Ribidh/Tynribbie, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] the best looking men were from Lismore.