Cladh Tharain Taransay Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Notes on the chapels and burial sites on Tarasaigh/Taransay and Stewart of Loscintire [Losgaintir/Luskentyre], 8 July 1870
Scope and Contents Notes on the chapels and burial sites on Tarasaigh/Taransay, describing the beauty of Chè Temple [Teampull Chè/St Keith's Chapel], its construction, dimensions and situation and that its graveyard is still a burying place. He describes the stream which separates Cille Chè and Cladh Charain [Cladh Tharain/St Taran's graveyard] as being there in winter but dry in summer 'its bed covered over with docken'. Of St Taran's he notes, 'St Caran ruins by houses above & horse & cattle fanks now...
Dates: 8 July 1870
Scope and Contents Notes relating to Tarasaigh/Taransay including that Norman MacLeod mac Calum is a 'good story and Oss[ian] reciter' registered on Taransay's poor roll but living in Steòrnabhagh/Stornoway [Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis], listing a number of sites of possible archaeological interest such as Aird-nan-Ceallc, Tobar Chè, Cladh Chè and Cladh Charain, noting that Cè was a Tighearna [Lord] but Caran an unknown. He also notes that Uamh mhic Cailein or Ailein [Uamh Mhic Ailein] is about ten yeards long,...
Dates: 7 July 1870
Scope and Contents Personal note relating to the cladhs [graveyards] on Tarasaigh/Taransay noting how they made him think of 'Gray's elegy' and how 'I could wish to send the cut skull to the mu[seum] but am unwill[in]g to remove it. not right I think.'
Dates: 9 July 1870
Scope and Contents Story and notes about burials and archaeological finds on Tarasaigh/Taransay telling how a large, thick skull with a piece cut out of the back of it as if by a sword was seen at Teamp[ull] Charrain or Tharrain [Teampull Tharain/St Tarran's Chapel]. He describes the skull and a large skeleton found near it. He records how men and women were buried separately, the men at Teampull Tharrain and the women at Teamp[ull] Che [Teampull Chè] although the two places are fifty yards apart. The story tells...
Dates: 8 July 1870