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Clach na h-Ealaidh Lismore Argyllshire Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Custom and archaeological finds relating to Eala, September 1870

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/25
Scope and Contents Custom and archaeological finds relating to Eala [possibly Clach na h-Ealaidh, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. The archaeological finds were pins, brooches and bones while the custom of retreating to Eala for a year and a day is described. Having completed their retreat people would emerge white-washed. Carmichael also mentions the location of the nunnery, the well where the nuns would wash [Tobar nam baintighearna at Creagan-nam-baintea[gh]rna] and another building near the...
Dates: September 1870

Description of land near the Eala, September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/72
Scope and Contents Description of land near the Eala [Clach na h-Ealaidh, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] including the 'gravel walk' between it and the smithy on either side of which is a bog and below it is a circuit of stakes like ploughshares embedded in the ground at regular intervals.
Dates: September 1870

Diagram of the Eala and accompanying notes, September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/81
Scope and Contents Diagram of the Eala [Clach na h-Ealaidh, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] showing the measurements of the stone and accompanying notes which describe the situation of the stone as 'below the road at Iocar a chlachain' [Ìochdar a' Chlachain] and that it was where criminals came [for refuge] 'if they got their hand on the stone.'
Dates: September 1870

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

 Series
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

Notes, story and rhyme relating to burials and archaeological finds on Lismore, September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/38
Scope and Contents Notes, story and rhyme relating to burials and archaeological finds on Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire probably collected from John Roy, including the location of Eaglais Mhaoluag [St Moluag's Cathedral] at 'Borstain na croise on top of the croise'. This church burned down while people were in it and the bones all washed down to Eala [Clach na h-Ealaidh]. The Eala is noted as being a refuge for criminals and north of it a large unsculpted stone was found with 'a few skel[e]t[ons]...
Dates: September 1870