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Argyllshire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 498 Collections and/or Records:

Note about deer on Lismore, August 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/27
Scope and Contents Note which reads 'The deer used to come up Druim a chlobhain going to the Cuire up Torr an eas.' [Druim a' Chlobhain, Coire/Corrie, Tòrr an Eas, all Lios Mòr/Lismore]
Dates: August 1883

Note about deer on Lismore, alluding to a Fenian lay, August 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/23
Scope and Contents Note alluding to the number of deer slain by the Fenians on Sliabh nan bain Fionn' [Sliabh nam Ban Fionn, Lios Mòr/Lismore], supposedly the site of the Fenian ballad of that name: '60 daimh dearg gun ghu eir earban eir adh'.
Dates: August 1883

Note about dogfish and fishing lines, June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/65
Scope and Contents Note probably collected on Ìle/Islay about the breeding habits of 'gobag' [sand eel], 'murlach' [dogfish] and 'sgat' [skate] that they breed 'like the dogs'; that they cut through fishing lines 'like [a] razor' and that eels breed from a horse's hair and that a dog's hair is as good as horse hair. The vocabulary note reads 'Casach = snod iasgaich' [fishing-line].
Dates: June 1887

Note about dogs dying and accompanying story about a faithful dog, October 1892

Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/46
Scope and Contents Note about dogs dying and accompanying story about a faithful dog collected from Duncan Macniven 'Don[nachadh] Pharuig', aged 88, Airds, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire. Duncan tells how dogs go away from home to die and that shepherds know this to be the case. He also tells how a man in Glencoe [Gleann Comhann] went to work in England and every day at the same time his dog went out to wait for him and wept until it eventually died.
Dates: October 1892

Note about Donald MacColl 'Donul Brocair', 29 August 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/63
Scope and Contents Note about Donald MacColl 'Donul Brocair', [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] aged 89 or 93 collected from him. On average he would kill, fifty foxes, six wild cats and sixty-six 'martin cats' in a season. He worked for 53 years. The note also mentions that at a fair at Tai-an-ribi [Taigh an Ribidh/Tynribbie, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] the best looking men were from Lismore.
Dates: 29 August 1883

Note about Donald MacMhuirich [Currie]'s age, June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/42
Scope and Contents Note about Donald MacMhuirich [Donald Currie], crofter, Ìle/Islay, that he is fifty-one years of age.
Dates: June 1887

Note about Druim na Bachuill, 15 August 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/12
Scope and Contents Note collected from Donald MacGregor, Baile Garbh/Bailegarve, Lios Mòr/Lismore, that the [Baron's family] used to live at Druim na Bachuill but moved to Croc nan tri Chloich[an] opposite Taigh an Deora where Bailgarbh, Bailure and Bailuach[drach] [Baile Garbh, Baile Iubhair/Balure, Baile Uachdarach/Baileouchdarach, Lios Mòr/Lismore] meet.
Dates: 15 August 1883

Note about Druimbì and Clachan on Lios Mòr/Lismore, September 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/24
Scope and Contents Note which reads 'Druimbì (?e binn?) where sentence was pro[ounced] at the Mod & down on the smoth's croft at Clachan' [possibly Druim Buidhe and Clachan, both Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire].
Dates: September 1870

Note about Dun-virimil [Dùn Bhioramuill], August 1886

Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/48
Scope and Contents Note about Dun-virimil [Dùn Bhioramuill, Ulbha/Ulva] that it is 'where Clark of Ulva bury [buried] - took up large stone, fine shot high.'
Dates: August 1886

Note about Duncan Bàn Macintyre, 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/176
Scope and Contents Note about Duncan Bàn Macintyre 'Don[nachadh] Bàn nan oran' and his wife Màiri Bhàn Òg [Mary Macintyre] collected from Donald MacColl, [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. It states that Duncan and Màiri were in Glasdruim [Glasdrum] and that he was about five feet ten inches tall 'well made & good looking' and that she was a 'fine handsome woman'. He was looking for subscriptions for the second edition of his songs and he spoke to Donald.
Dates: 1883