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Found in 56 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Note about Cilleandraist that it was situated at Lag a chlai [possibly Lag a Chlaidh, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] close to the lake [Loch Baile a' Ghobhainn]. Bones and ancient ruins were found there and a well built over it. The rest of the note seems to indicate that sites belong to the church, Barcaldine [Campbell of Barcaldine] and Airds [Campbell of Airds].
Scope and Contents Note about gravestones on Inch Kenneth, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire including that of Sir Allan Maclean, describing its dimensions and carvings: 'effigy in full high[land] dress target and clogaid [helmet]'. Also notes that the stone used in the church is 'Iona stone' and describes some of the stones inside the building. Carmichael adds that there is a good well east of the [resting place] of Macinnon [MacKinnon] of Gribun, which itself is east of the church.
Scope and Contents Note about 'Lag Na Comraich' probably collected from John Fraser, crofter, Balgy [Balgaidh, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty], age 69, which states that it is 'four plains trees at equi distance - 10 to 12 f[ee]t and 12 or 14 feet long - Gird up the side of a cell – close to high road – Holy well below road'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
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.
Scope and Contents Note about the location of the well Tobar tai dhearc [Tobar Taigh Dhearg] that it is at Pt Charrain [Port a' Charrain, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] and that another well mentioned in history is queried as being 'Tobar da dhearc'.
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Duncan MacNiven, retired schoolmaster, Airds, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about the place 'Tobar nan clarsairean' that it is 'above Port mu luag Lismore' [Tobar na Slàinte, Port Moluag, Lios Mòr, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist about the well at Udal which reads 'The well of the Udal people is still seen but filled with sand. Excel[lent] water.'
Scope and Contents Note which reads 'Tobar Chaluimchille at the [pen] coming out of the rock - exc[e]l[len]t water.' [Tobar Chaluim-chille/Tobar Chaluim Chille/St Columba's Well, Am Muile/Isle of Mull]
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.
Scope and Contents Note about wells and duns on Isle of Barra [Barraigh]. Carmichael mentions that no one could pass Tobar nam Buadh without drinking from it for good luck; that there are stairs going down underground at Dùn Chnoc nan Ceann at Cille Bharra, between Ciolla [Chiall] and An Tuirc and that this area was known as 'Tir-Unga'. Also noted are the uses made of duns and their stones and a legend about a battle fought at Bogach na Fala, which is near Dùn an Dudaire. A battle was fought there and 'anoth[er]...