Cladh Churalain, Lismore & Appin

Grid reference

NM 983 452 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

198300 745200





Altitude (metres)




Nearby places

Tobar Churalain, Lismore & Appin (0 miles)

Beinn Churalain, Lismore & Appin (0.67 miles)

Port Choluim-Chille, Ardchattan & Muckairn (3.42 miles)

Tobar Choluim-Chille, Ardchattan & Muckairn (3.51 miles)

St Cross Church, episc. Lismore & Appin (3.74 miles)

Object Classification



Is linear feature?



Traditional burial place of MacColls of this part of the world, on the slope of Beinn Churalain. NMRS records the burial ground, but no identifiable remains of a chapel. Around 1630 it was recorded: 'And on the mid parte of the Mountaine .... there is a chappell called Craigquerrelane And in this high craig where the Chappell stands, there is verie manie fresh springs and fountaine waters. And sundrie and divers multitudes of men and women from all Countries doe convein and gather togidder to this Chappell in the springtyme one day before St. Patrickmess day and drinking everie one of them of this springand fresh water alleadges that it shall recover them to their healthes againe, of the sicknes or desease which they have before their comeing to that place and uses the same yearlie, once a time in the year certaine of them doth come for pilgrimadge, and certane others in respect of their sickness bygone, of which they have recovered their health by the help and assistance of that holie saint, and drinking of the Waters. This holie place hes sundrie spring founts and wells of fresh water for divers and sundrie kynds of deseases and sickness whereof they are assured to be true in respect of the tryall they have had in this water' (Geog. Coll. ii, 154). NMRS records 'About 300 metres to the SW of the burial-ground is a well, housed in a carefully constructed dry-stone building of rubble slabs and quartz boulders. The age of this construction is not known but it is probably of considerable antiquity. RCAHMS 1975.'

Relationships with other parishes

Within Lismore & Appin, parish, aka Lismore

Relationships with other places

Adjacent Beinn Churalain, Lismore & Appin

Adjacent Tobar Churalain, Lismore & Appin