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Subject Source: Sss
Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1883 to 1887

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW120
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing material collected mostly in An Apainn/Appin and Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire. A large proportion of the stories and biographical information about Appin was collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, who was known as Dòmhnall a' Bhrocair. Amongst the material collected from Dòmhnall a' Bhrocair are proverbs, sayings, customs, stories about local figures and families and historic anecdotes. The other main...

Fragment of a story relating to a fire and Creag Chuiralain, August 1883

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/122
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story relating to a fire and Creag Chuiralain [Creag Churalain, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] in which the son of Innernahyle [Inbhir na h-Aighle/Invernahyle] is described as 'blowing the fire until dead' and a note that the Creag was consecrated to Cuiralain [Curalan] or Saint Cyril or Cuthbert.

Note about footprints in rock, 27 September 1883

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/156
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about footprints in a rock left by the Lochaber women who stole cheese from Cuiralainn [Curalan/St Cyril]. This rock sheltered men after the Battle of Culloden.

Note about St Cyril in Argyllshire, 1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/18
Scope and Contents Note about St Cyril which reads 'S[aint] Cyrill preach[ed] the gospel in Bute & Argile' [Curalan/St Cyril, Bòd/Bute, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Note about statutes of Calum Cille and St Moluag, 29 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/75
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Donald MacColl [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] that there were [wooden] holy statues or images of Curalan [St Cyril], Calum Cille [St Columba] and St Moluag kept in the church on Cuirralan [Beinn Churalain], Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] which were destroyed by 'sgampeoran' [scamps] who came to a bad end as a result and that there was a castle on top of Beinn Chuirailain [Beinn Churalain].

Notes about Tobar Chuiralainn, 29 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/88
Scope and Contents Story about the son [of Campbell of Airds] punished by his father for his iconoclasm [burning the saints’ images]. His father refused him a drink to slake his thirst. When he did get one, from Tobar Chuiralainn [Tobar Churalain, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire], he died. The others involved in the burning died ‘in great suffering agony’. Also notes that coins are left by the well by pilgrims and that Todd of Dumfries, farmer in Sallachuil drank from the well and was told by MacLaurin, the school...

Story about Cuiralain [St Cyril] and Torran nam Bàn, 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/178
Scope and Contents Story about Cuiralain [Curalan/St Cyril] in which a child is stolen from him and he rides after the culprits and strikes them dead. Torran nam Bàn [Tòrran nam Bàn] is said to be the place where the women were struck dead. There are three stones there. Story was probably collected from Seonaid NicColla [Janet MacColl] [Glasdrum, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire].

Story about healing from Tobar Churralain, 29 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/84
Scope and Contents Story possibly collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about the burning of saints' images on a Sunday by the sons of Campbell of Airds, Stewart of Appin and Stewart of Invernahyle, all local men. The son of Campbell of Airds became thirsty but his father would not let him drink as a punishment so his servant went and got him water from Tobar Churralain [Tobar Churalain, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] ‘on which he went better’. Curalan/St Cyril appeared...

Story about praying to Cuirralain for healing, 29 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/83
Scope and Contents Story about the burning of the wooden holy images or statues [of saints Columba, Moluag and Cyril/Curalan] by local young men possibly collected from Mary Carmichael, aged 71, Druimavuic, Glencreran [Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. An old woman at Leitir-ru-Altain [Letterwalton, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] called out to Cuirralain [Curalan/St Cyril] and he appeared before her and said, 'Mas duil leat an duine sin cuimich a lamh.' The woman took the breid (kertch) from her head and bound the...

Story about three women being turned to stone, August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/145
Scope and Contents Story about three women who are turned to stone by Cuiralainn's [Curalan/St Cyril] servant, who was chasing them for stealing from Cuiralainn. Curalan is said to have given the servant his own wand, with which the servant struck each woman.