Tag Archives: Baligrundle

Baligrundle School in the Coronation Year of 1911

Object of the Month: June 2017

School Log Books Kilandrist Parish School 1866-78 Baligarve Public School 1879-1965 Baligrundle Public School 1911-1960 LISDD:2017.U The 1872 Education Act provided state-sponsored schools, with compulsory attendance for all children from 5 to 13, run by local school boards; on Lismore, this meant the establishment of state/public schools at Baligarve and Baligrundle, eventually with infant, junior […]

Gaelic Psalter

Object of the Month: September 2016

Alexander MacFarlane’s Gaelic Psalter This book (8 x 13 x 4cm), in very poor condition, foxed and brittle, with the back cover missing, originated from the United Free Church at Baligrundle (see the Object for July 2014). It is one of the gifts to the archive from the Odling family, who owned the church and […]

Object of the Month: February 2015

Object of the Month, February 2015 Documents relating to the Resettlement of Baligrundle 1913/5 From the Baligrundle 1 Archive In the 1840s, James Auchinleck Cheyne cleared the township of Baligrundle of its tenants and cottars, and converted the land to a sheepwalk.  The community of 44 people in 1841 was replaced by a single shepherd […]

The Resettlement of Baligrundle and Craignich

This resettlement of Baligrundle and Craignich is undoubtedly one of the most far sighted and amazing things to have happened on Lismore  or even in Scotland  and its effects are still being felt by those of us who work and/or own the land today. The power brokers and landowners were faced down. The Clearance:  Between  […]

Baligrundle Church

The image above shows the Manse and Church on a postcard dated 1904. Scottish Presbyterians developed schism to a fine art in the 18th and 19th centuries, with groups falling out and rejoining over different points of doctrine but principally about the right of the local landlord, rather than the congregation itself, to appoint the […]