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Eilean Musdile (destroyed) (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Eilean Musdile (destroyed)</b>Posted by Mr Hamhead Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
28th May 2009ce

Barr Mor (Cairn(s)) — Folklore

This hill has cairns with kerbstones, cists, a bronze axe head - and of course, was the home of 'Gormal Mor':
"who is said to have lived at Achinduin at the south-west end of Lismore, which faces the Garbh-shlios Hill in Morven.

'Gormal,' it is said, 'was as strong as five ordinary men, and very proud of his strength; and so the Evil One tempted him by a challenge to fight, with the design to destroy him.

Gormal induced his friends to row him over to the lonely shore of the rugged Garbh-shlios. There [...] he bade them farewell [...] in the waning light they thought they saw a huge black bull, terrible and grim, descending the hill to meet him [...]

So they came home to Achinduin, and spent the night in great fear and dismay for their brave strong friend and kinsman Gormal; and next day they crossed the Linnhe [...] but they found only his trampled body lying in the wood on the hillside, and they brought him home with weeping and wailing [...] '

This story was told to the narrator of it by a cottager in Lismore as absolutely true. Another cottager of a more rationalistic tendency of mind denied its truth, and explained away the appearance of the evil one by saying that the hills [...] were the one time abode of wild and fierce cattle.
From 'Records of Argyll' in The Scottish Review 6, October 1885.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
27th March 2009ce

Tirrefour (Broch) — Images

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3rd December 2003ce

Dun Chruban (Stone Fort / Dun) — Images

<b>Dun Chruban</b>Posted by greywether greywether Posted by greywether
3rd December 2003ce