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Wells

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 5 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...

Note about stones and wells for healing, 29 August 1883

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/65
Scope and Contents Note, probably collected from Donald MacColl [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire], about stones and wells for healing in Appin [An Apainn] including Creag Chuirulain [Creag Churalain], Chuiralain Tobar [Churalain Tobar], Tobar nan Sul [Tobar an Sùl], Clach an Droma and Tobar a Ghlun [Tobar a' Ghlùin]. Some descriptions of the stones and wells and the ailments they heal are noted.

Note about wells and a rock connected with St Cyril, 1884

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/256
Scope and Contents Note about wells and a rock connected with St Cyril [Curalan], listing the wells as Tobar nan Sùl, Tobar na Glùn, Tobar Churalainn and Tobar nan Cìoch and the rock as Clach an Droma [Tobar an Sùl, Tobar a' Ghlùin, Tobar Churalain, all Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. People would leave a halfpenny or a shell at Tobar Churalainn.

Notes about Tobar Chuiralainn, 29 August 1883

 Item
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 healing from Tobar Churralain, 29 August 1883

 Item
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...