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TITLE
St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Arisaig
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0969
PLACENAME
Arisaig
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Arisaig and Moidart
PERIOD
20th Century
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10856
KEYWORDS
social histories
poetry
bard
bards
churches
chapels
graveyards
burial grounds
graves
cemetery
cemeteries
towers
Roman Catholicism
Celtic church
St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Arisaig

St Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Arisaig dates from the mid-nineteenth century. It replaced an earlier chapel which had become too small for its congregation. In the graveyard to the south are the remains of the old parish church and burial ground known as St Maelrubha's Chapel or the ancient church of Cill Mha'ru or Kilmory. Alasdair MacMaighstir Alasdair, the great Gaelic poet, is buried in an unknown grave here. A clock on the south face of the church tower was erected in his memory. This view of the church was photographed in the first half of the 20th century by M.E.M. Donaldson.

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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St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Arisaig

INVERNESS: Arisaig and Moidart

20th Century

social histories; poetry; bard; bards; churches; chapels; graveyards; burial grounds; graves; cemetery; cemeteries; towers; Roman Catholicism; Celtic church

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

St Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Arisaig dates from the mid-nineteenth century. It replaced an earlier chapel which had become too small for its congregation. In the graveyard to the south are the remains of the old parish church and burial ground known as St Maelrubha's Chapel or the ancient church of Cill Mha'ru or Kilmory. Alasdair MacMaighstir Alasdair, the great Gaelic poet, is buried in an unknown grave here. A clock on the south face of the church tower was erected in his memory. This view of the church was photographed in the first half of the 20th century by M.E.M. Donaldson.<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. 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.