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Fortifications

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

Found in 58 Collections and/or Records:

Note about Tarbert Castle, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/103
Scope and Contents Note about Tarbert Castle [An Tairbeirt/Tarbert, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] that Robert the Bruce added a storey to it.
Dates: June 1887

Note about the building of the dun at Crannag, September 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/155
Scope and Contents Note about the building of the dun at Crannag, that the first dun had been built at Sgudun above Crannag but she [unnamed person] used to walk at Crannag because it was pretty.
Dates: September 1872

Note about the dun at Crannag, September 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/153
Scope and Contents Note about the dun at Crannag [Barraigh/Isle of Barra] that it was built 'so as to see her friends at Dun Bhearnary' [Dùn Bheàrnaraigh probably Berneray/Beàrnaraigh].
Dates: September 1872

Note about the location of Caisteal Dun Meirgeall and etymological note, October 1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/58
Scope and Contents Note about the location of Caisteal Dun Meirgeall that it is 'at Iocar-achann' and that '-achann' comes from 'ath-chumhain' [probably in Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]
Dates: October 1892

Note about wells and duns in the area known as 'Tir-Unga' on the Isle of Barra, 24 September 2871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/103
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]...
Dates: 24 September 2871

Note and story about forts in the Treshnish Isles, August 1886

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/37
Scope and Contents Note and story which reads 'Sloc Bran in Cairnaborg mor [Slochd Bran, Cairn na Burgh Mòr] Forts in both. Dùn Chruit in Lunga - a man fell down in search of gull eggs.'
Dates: August 1886

Note on Dun Raail and accompanying diagram, 27 March 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/35
Scope and Contents Note on Dun Raail [Dùn Raghnaill, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and accompanying diagram. The dun is desribed as being on an artificial isle about eighty or a hundred yards from the side of Loch Druidibeg. The diagram shows a structure containing two chambers, with measurments of each part and notes on the terrain surrounding it.
Dates: 27 March 1872

Note relating to Duns around North Uist, c1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/75
Scope and Contents Note relating to Duns around North Uist some having their location or appearance described. Duns mentioned are: Dun Du, Loch Hanndary [Dùn Dubh, Loch]; Dun-more Iollairy [Dùn Mòr Iolaraigh], Dun na holla Baileshear [Dùn na h-Òla, Baile Sear/Baleshare], Dun na Dise [Dùn na Dìse], Dun -a ghemhlich, Loch Una [Dùn a' Gheimlich, Loch Huna], Dun ban, Loch carsva [Dùn Bàn, Loch Carabhat], Dun Loch Hundary W[est] Lee [Dùn] [all Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. The note also mentions that three duns built...
Dates: c1872

Note which reads 'Dun-Bhrianein, Borve', September 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/162
Scope and Contents Note which reads 'Dun-Bhrianein, Borve' [Dùn Bhrianain, Borgh, Barraigh/Isle of Barra].
Dates: September 1872

Note which reads 'Dun-Sgeig, Calmonell Kintire', 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/2
Scope and Contents Note which reads 'Dun-Sgeig, Calmonell Kintire' [Dùn Skeig, Cill Cholman Eala/Kilcalmonell, Cinn Tìre/Kintyre, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire].
Dates: 1887