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TITLE
Memorial to Alasdair MacMhaighstir Alasdair
EXTERNAL ID
REPH_GB1796_859_20_0968_JG
PLACENAME
Arisaig
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Arisaig and Moidart
DATE OF IMAGE
14 August 2008
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Jamie Gaukroger
SOURCE
Jamie Gaukroger
ASSET ID
38990
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.'

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Memorial to Alasdair MacMhaighstir Alasdair

INVERNESS: Arisaig and Moidart

2000s

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

Jamie Gaukroger

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.'