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Chaluim mhic-Neacail (Uamh)

Islay, Loch Indaal, Laggan, SE of Laggan Point, Argyllshire.

NGR:NR 27855 55510
WGS84:55.71637, -6.33483
Length:Not recorded
Vert. Range:Not recorded
Altitude:Not recorded
Geology:Bowmore Sandstone Group - Metasandstone And Metamudstone
Tags:Cave, Archaeo
Registry:main

Cave, shovel pitted, contains deposits, recently inhabited.

Alternate Names: Uamh Chaluim mhic-Neacail, Challium MacNeacaill (Uamh), Uamh Challium MacNeacaill, Callum McNicol's Cave, McNicol's Cave

Notes: The name Uamh Chaluim mhic-Neacail applies to a cave at Laggan Point, a short distance east of Port an Roin and at the mouth of Port na Luib Moire. Signifies "Malcolm Nicol's Son's Cave" [1850, the property of L. Ramsay Esq. of Kildalton]

Malcolm and Calum are interchangable but the above translation is dubious. Possibly this should be Calum son of Nicol hence part of clan MacNicol or Nicholson. However the only Calum MacNicol I can find is Calum Bhig MacNicol the survivor of a massacre of the followers of Donachadh Dubh Gruamach MacNicol at Tarbert.

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This entry was last updated: 2021-04-11 15:51:27

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