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Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Archaeological and historical notes on Caisteal Bhuiri [Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] and Clanranald. Among the notes it is stated that Raol mac Alein [Raghnall mac Ailein] was the last to inhabit Caisteal Bhuirgh and that he added the porch and extended the west side of it. The castle was originally built on a sgeir mhara and Biorlain mac ic Ailein [Clanranald's birlinn] was anchored 'in a poll' to the east side of it. After that, children used to swim there. In...
Scope and Contents Diagram of Castle Coeffin [Caisteal Chaifeann, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] drawn by Alexander Carmichael and accompanying notes describing a porthole facing Glensanda, large holes in the outside walls as if for bars and the dimensions and situations of the remaining structure. The dungeon is marked on the diagram along with measurements.
Scope and Contents Diagram plan of St Clair's Castle [Dùn Mhic Leòid, Loch Tangasdale, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] noting the length of walls, openings within walls, water level and other measurements.
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...
Scope and Contents Note which reads 'Below the entrance to Castle Chaifin [Castle Coeffin, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] was some large building some 40 y[ards] x 10 [yards].
Scope and Contents Note that a dun on Loch Beag Keantangval [Bàgh Beag, Ceanntangbhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Barra] was where Ciosmaol Castle [Caisteal Chiosmuil/Kisimul Castle] was to have been built but it was found to be unsuitable as 'This is an arm of the sea so narrow at the mouth that a per[son] c[ou]ld almost leap across'.
Scope and Contents Note about Achnanduin Castle [Achadun Castle, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] that a MacGlaisein was reported to have been the last person there.
Scope and Contents Note about Caisteal Bheagram [Castle Beagram, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] which states that it had no door but a rope ladder on the side and lime walls around the island. A reference is made to byres in Teastamal but its meaning is unclear.
Scope and Contents Note about Fiosgo Burc, that she was an Irish lady who built Borve Castle [Caisteal Bhuirgh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula]; that she was a widow and that she had a daughter.
Scope and Contents Note about St Clair Castle [Dùn Mhic Leòid, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] describing its position as about being a hundred yards from shore, and built on an artificial isle. He describes the stone used for building it, the door and that there are three sides to it.