Skip to main content

Argyllshire Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 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...
Dates: 1883 to 1887

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

 Item
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].
Dates: 29 August 1883

Story about praying to Cuirralain for healing, 29 August 1883

 Item
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...
Dates: 29 August 1883