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Argyllshire Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 15 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...

Fragment of a story relating to a fire and Creag Chuiralain, August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/122
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story relating to a fire and Creag Chuiralain [Creag Churalain, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] in which the son of Innernahyle [Inbhir na h-Aighle/Invernahyle] is described as 'blowing the fire until dead' and a note that the Creag was consecrated to Cuiralain [Curalan] or Saint Cyril or Cuthbert.

Note about Cladh Churalain [St Cyril's Graveyard], a gravestone inscription and drawing, 29 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/93
Scope and Contents Note about Cladh Churalain [St Cyril's Graveyard] that it is 250 feet above sea level and surrounded by a 'good oblong square dyke'. Also, inscription of the gravestone of Hugh MacColl, late of Caolas Na Con [Caolasnacon, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire], who was a native of Glencreran [Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] and was at the Battle of Culloden. The note is accompanied by a drawing of a heart and a gun and the date 1794.

Note about Feill Churalain [St Cyril's Festival], 27 September 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/190
Scope and Contents Note about Feill Churalain [Fèill Churalain/St Cyril's Festival] collected from John Livingstone 'Muillear Mòr', Portnacroish, Appin [Port na Crois, Apainn, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] aged 73, that it was held at Sgeir a' Phobuill, that the girls of Glencreran would have 'babagan beithe' (tassles of birch) and that it was held on 16 March 'Cuiralain an diugh us Pàdruig am màireach' ('Curalan today and Patrick tomorrow'). Also notes that St Cyril's Church was built of clay.

Note about footprints in rock, 27 September 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/156
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about footprints in a rock left by the Lochaber women who stole cheese from Cuiralainn [Curalan/St Cyril]. This rock sheltered men after the Battle of Culloden.

Note about St Cyril in Argyllshire, 1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/18
Scope and Contents Note about St Cyril which reads 'S[aint] Cyrill preach[ed] the gospel in Bute & Argile' [Curalan/St Cyril, Bòd/Bute, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

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

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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].

Note about stones and wells for healing, 29 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/65
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.

Note about wells and a rock connected with St Cyril, 1884

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/256
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.

Note about where St Cyril lived, 1884

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/257
Scope and Contents Note about where Saint Cyril [Curalan] lived, which is reputed to have been at Leitir Ru-altain [Letterwalton, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. Also notes that Ciorstan Mòr Na Creaige [Creag] had a habit of saying 'Och C[huralainn] tonn aigh[earrach] ort'.