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Castle Coeffin Lismore Argyllshire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Diagram of Castle Coeffin and accompanying notes, September 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/74
Scope and Contents Diagram of Castle Coeffin [Caisteal Chaifeann, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] drawn by Alexander Carmichael and accompanying notes describing a porthole facing Glensanda, large holes in the outside walls as if for bars and the dimensions and situations of the remaining structure. The dungeon is marked on the diagram along with measurements.
Dates: September 1870

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 2 September 1870 to 7 October 1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. Written on the inside front cover is '2/9 1870. Oban' and on the flyleaf is '[deleted: Twas] Friday 2 Sep[tember]. 1870. 12 noon from Ob[an]'. Folios 1-3r and 75r to 117v are blank. The text on folio 3v and 4r and 4v is written updside down and is later text (29 January 1875). The contents are in two distinct sections, the first being material collected on Lios Mòr/Lismore and the second being material collected in South Uist. Much of the...
Dates: 2 September 1870 to 7 October 1875

Note about a building at Castle Chaifin [Castle Coeffin], September 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/82
Scope and Contents Note which reads 'Below the entrance to Castle Chaifin [Castle Coeffin, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] was some large building some 40 y[ards] x 10 [yards].
Dates: September 1870

Note about Tai an Tiumbain and Caisteal Chaifein [Castle Coeffin], 2 September 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/13
Scope and Contents Note about Tai an Tiumbain [Taigh an Tiumbain] that it was the first public house on Lios Mòr/LismoreLios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, that there was a bridge at Bealach a' Chaisteal to cross the plain to Caisteal Chaifein [Castle Coeffin] and that Mac Ri Loch[lann] [son of the King of Norway]'s sister was buried at Eireball.
Dates: 2 September 1870

Story about female ghosts, September 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/42
Scope and Contents Story about two female ghosts, the first being Maidean a Chaisteil [Maighdean a' Chaisteil or Maid of the Castle] who lived in Chaisteil Chaifein [Caisteal Chaifeann/Castle Coeffin, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] and 'wore a green dress & walked about'. The other ghost haunted Dun alla [probably Dùn Ollaidh/Dunolllie] and she would 'Roll down mulachagun [mulachagan or cheeses] upon the servant when they displ[eased] her.' This ghost was a 'Nic-I-achain'.
Dates: September 1870