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Memorial to Alasdair MacMhaighstir Alasdair
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0968
PLACENAME
Arisaig
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Arisaig and Moidart
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10855
KEYWORDS
social histories
poetry
bard
bards
burial grounds
cemetery
cemeteries
graveyards
churches
chapels
saints
Celtic church
inscriptions
memorials
grave
graves
Memorial to Alasdair MacMhaighstir Alasdair

This memorial to the great Gaelic poet, Alasdair MacMaighstir Alasdair, stands in the burial ground of the old parish church at Arisaig, also known as St Maelrubha's Chapel or the ancient church of Cill Mha'ru or Kilmory. The chapel stands to the north of St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, completed in 1849. The memorial inscription reads,

'In this graveyard in a now forgotten spot lies Alasdair MacMhaighstir Alasdair (Alexander MacDonald) The Clanranald Bard, born probably at Dalilea House, Loch Shiel, 1700, died at Sannaig, Arisaig, 1780. This bronze is erected to his memory (1927) by a few Jacobite admirers in New Zealand and some fellow clansmen at home in recognition of his greatness as a Gaelic poet. R.I.P.'

The photographer, 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. One of her favourite locations was the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and it was there she settled, at Sanna, in 1927.

Between 1912 and 1949 Miss Donaldson 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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Memorial to Alasdair MacMhaighstir Alasdair

INVERNESS: Arisaig and Moidart

social histories; poetry; bard; bards; burial grounds; cemetery; cemeteries; graveyards; churches; chapels; saints; Celtic church; inscriptions; memorials; grave; graves

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This memorial to the great Gaelic poet, Alasdair MacMaighstir Alasdair, stands in the burial ground of the old parish church at Arisaig, also known as St Maelrubha's Chapel or the ancient church of Cill Mha'ru or Kilmory. The chapel stands to the north of St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, completed in 1849. The memorial inscription reads,<br /> <br /> 'In this graveyard in a now forgotten spot lies Alasdair MacMhaighstir Alasdair (Alexander MacDonald) The Clanranald Bard, born probably at Dalilea House, Loch Shiel, 1700, died at Sannaig, Arisaig, 1780. This bronze is erected to his memory (1927) by a few Jacobite admirers in New Zealand and some fellow clansmen at home in recognition of his greatness as a Gaelic poet. R.I.P.'<br /> <br /> The photographer, 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. One of her favourite locations was the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and it was there she settled, at Sanna, in 1927.<br /> <br /> Between 1912 and 1949 Miss Donaldson 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.