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TITLE
Monument to Iain Lom, Bard of Keppoch
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0550
PLACENAME
Glen Spean
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmonivaig
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10471
KEYWORDS
Iain Lom
John MacDonald
Bard of Keppoch
poets
poetry
Gaelic poets
St Cyril's Church
Cille Choirille
Glen Spean
Monument to Iain Lom, Bard of Keppoch

John MacDonald (Iain Lom), Bard of Keppoch (c.1625-post 1707), was one of the most famous Gaelic poets. In the 17th century, military campaigns and other political issues of the day were described by him although he also focussed on the affairs of his own people. This monument to Iain Lom stands in the burial ground of the 15th-century St Cyril's Church (Cille Choirille), in Glen Spean, Inverness-shire. It was photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century.

Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. Between 1912 and 1949 she produced many books on the social history and customs of the North and West Highlands. 'Wanderings in the Western Highlands and Islands' and 'Further Wanderings - Mainly in Argyll' are two of her best known works and both are illustrated with her own photographs. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, and was buried in Oban


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Monument to Iain Lom, Bard of Keppoch

INVERNESS: Kilmonivaig

20c

Iain Lom; John MacDonald; Bard of Keppoch; poets; poetry; Gaelic poets; St Cyril's Church; Cille Choirille; Glen Spean

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

John MacDonald (Iain Lom), Bard of Keppoch (c.1625-post 1707), was one of the most famous Gaelic poets. In the 17th century, military campaigns and other political issues of the day were described by him although he also focussed on the affairs of his own people. This monument to Iain Lom stands in the burial ground of the 15th-century St Cyril's Church (Cille Choirille), in Glen Spean, Inverness-shire. It was photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century.<br /> <br /> Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. Between 1912 and 1949 she produced many books on the social history and customs of the North and West Highlands. 'Wanderings in the Western Highlands and Islands' and 'Further Wanderings - Mainly in Argyll' are two of her best known works and both are illustrated with her own photographs. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, and was buried in Oban <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.