This meeting was called to give the opportunity to all islanders to: “Come and meet with the Board and Volunteers. Share all those ideas you have for development and improvement of the Centre”. 12 people attended, including 5 directors. The meeting opened with a reminder about the purpose of CELM. The Memorandum and Articles state […]
Achinduin Castle in the south west of Lismore was built around 1300 by the MacDougalls, who were the dominant family in the West at that time. It is one of a chain of stone castles by which they controlled the coastline of Argyll, from Dunstaffnage to Lismore and the Sound of Mull. It is widely […]
Comann Eachdraidh Lios Mòr Open Night Friday 24th November 7.30 In the Museum Room Come and meet with the Board and Volunteers. Share all those ideas you have for development and improvement of the Centre. We would especially like ideas from the young people of Lismore – Primary School and High School pupils. Remember – […]
Gramophones The object collection includes two gramophones/record players, which played an important part in the social life of the island. Wind-up Grafonolas, designed to play 78rpm disc records (mostly shellac), were made in England by the Columbia Graphophone Company from the early years of the 20thC. This Viva-Tonal Grafonola, with an integral loudspeaker, was probably […]
Robert Hay examines the original, recently digitised notebooks of Alexander Carmichael, to untangle the myths the folklorist created about his early life. His article appears in History Scotland Nov/Dec 2017, now out.