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Tiree Argyllshire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Note on the origins of the placename Tiree [Tiriodh], 1886

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/314
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Note on the origins of the placename Tiree [Tiriodh] and of some other places such as Skye [An t-Eilean Sgitheanach] and placename elements possibly taken from the book Irish Lives of Saints.

Dates: 1886

Story about Calum Cille [St Columba] and his travels around the islands of Scotland and Blàr na Cuigeal, September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/131
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...
Dates: September 1872

Story about why a village in Tiree never hears a cock crow, 1901

Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/39
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Story about a village in Tiree [Tiriodh, Earra-Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] which never hears a cock crow because Calum Cille [St Columba] thought he would pass through the place before the cock crowed but the cock crowed as he was passing through so he made a curse that a cock would never crow there again. According to the story a cock has never crowed there since. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: 1901

Story and notes about peats, 7 August 1886

Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/2
Scope and Contents Story and notes collected from Duncan Cameron, police officer, Tobar Mhoire/Tobermory, Muile/Isle of Mull, telling how he saw a 'lump of peat as large as houses' on the shore at Sgairinish Tiree [Sgairinis/Scarinish, Tiriodh] and that it was full of 'thick bark 1½ thick nuts seed like lintseed = bog myrtle seed the Knots of the wood above remaining.' Cameron states that Dugald MacDugald dug his peats there for several years and describes having found moss with seeds under the sand. He also...
Dates: 7 August 1886