Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 498 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Note collected from John Black, aged eighty-six, Killean, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire about archaeological finds at Dun chrubain [Dùn hrùban] including a bone ring, three inches in diameter, a sword head and animal teeth. Black states that he and his brother cleared out the rubbish and found nine fireplaces inside. The description of the fireplaces is unclear.
Scope and Contents Note stating that skewers or dealga fionntrain and stone needles were among the many archaeological finds uncovered while digging drains at Iocar a chlachain [Ìochdar a' Chlachain, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire].
Scope and Contents Note that the caibeal [chapel] and leacain cinn [headstones] at Cilleachain [possibly Balimackillichan], Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, 'are still seen on the Eirebal mor'. Carmichael notes that theres are '3 Eirebals' namely Eirebal Mòr, Eirebal Beag and Eirebal-an-fhaing. The last places on the island to retain wood were Aoine and Alasra.
Scope and Contents Note about archaeological sites on Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, collected from Duncan Carmichael, which tells of 'Leaban Romhanaich' near Trai Dhonachi Ruai [Tràigh Donnachaidh Ruaidh] and footmarks of cattle at Dorlinn Achananduin [An Doirlinn, Achadun].
Scope and Contents Note about 'Baile an deor', probably collected from Duncan MacNiven, retired schoolmaster, Airds, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, which reads 'Deor mor Mac an aba was the name of the - deor of Bail an deor' [Baile an Deòra/Balindore]. There are four words in Gaelic after this note which are difficult to make out. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Note about Barra Mhuirich which reads 'Barra Mhuirich at Achalladar Murch[adh] was the first arrow maker Aca an lios shaighdair' [Achaladair/Achallader, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire], the last part of the note indicating the etymology of the place-name.
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, that biers 'carbads' were also broken at Port na Crois [Portnacroish, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] to prevent witches using them in carrying away bodies. The broken carbad is thrown in the stream.
Scope and Contents Note about birds killing other birds probably collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/Islay, which reads 'Saw ravens kil[lin]g hens here Gulls kill[in]g ducklings'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Note collected from Duncan Cameron, police officer, Lochaline [Loch Àlainn, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] about burial sites on Am Muile/Isle of Mull. He states that there was a 'Cladh Briit' [St Bride's Graveyard] in an àiridh near Cailliach which contained a number of cut stones and crosses which the farmers put into their dykes. He also states that Cille Chriosd had stones with holes through them and Cladh Mhoire was situated down below Castle Calgary and is still used for burials. [Cladh...