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Achadun Lismore Argyllshire Scotland

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Story about An Gorm Mòr, September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/28
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.'
Dates: September 1870

Story about An Gorm Mòr, September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/40
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...
Dates: September 1870

Story about An Gorm Mòr's daughter, September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/51
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].
Dates: September 1870

Story about [John] MacAulay, minister, Lismore, August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/35
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].
Dates: August 1883

Story about Mac an Leigh Mòr's daughter dying of plague, September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/56
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...
Dates: September 1870

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'...
Dates: September 1870

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.
Dates: September 1870

Story entitled 'Legacy', August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/18
Scope and Contents Story about a legacy paid to Alexander Stewart and Mary Macdonald, parents of Duncan and James Stewart, who went to Jamaica after the Battle of Culloden, and the claim made on it by their sister Maighread [Margaret Stewart]. The story also notes family relationships including Maighread's marriage to Donald MacCombaich in Torosey [Torosay, Muile/Mull] and the marriage of Margaret Black to Donald Macintire [Macintyre], Achnanduin [Achadun, Lios Mòr/Lismore]. These Stewarts are noted as being...
Dates: August 1883