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Iain Ciar MacDougall

Among the tacksmen and shepeherds, the wee bairns and war heroes who lie at their eternal rest in Kilbride, rests the remains of the iconoic MacDougall clan Chief, Iain Ciar MacDougall. Buried alongside Iain Ciar (Dark John) is his wife Mary of Sleat. Undaunted by the absence of her Jacobite husband on the run following […]

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The Archaeology of Lerags Cross

“This cross, 3.13 metres high and 0.69 metres across the arms, was re-erected on its present site in 1926, having lain in pieces in Kilbride churchyard for over 200 years. According to local tradition, it originally stood beside an old road running SE from the coast at Gallanach (NM 82 27) to the Lowlands, which […]

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Notes on Kilbride Kirk and its Environs

Notes on Kilbride Kirk and its Environs By Liam Griffin from Historic Argyll 2010 In peaceful Lerags Glen, slumbering among Argyllshire’s hills, stand the ruins of Kilbride Parish Church (NM 857257). The current building was erected in 1740, with Clan McDougal sacred chapel erected some years later (1786?)… Read Kilbride Kirk and Environs here.

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