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Encyclopedia > Lismore, Scotland
Lismore (coloured red) shown within Argyll
Lismore (coloured red) shown within Argyll

Lismore is an island in Loch Linnhe, in Argyll, on the west coast of Scotland. Image File history File links Drawn by me File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Drawn by me File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Loch Linnhe is a sea loch on the west coast of Scotland. ... Argyll (Earra-Ghaidheal in Gaelic), sometimes called Argyllshire, is one of the traditional counties of Scotland. ... Scotland (Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is a country in northwest Europe and a constituent nation of the United Kingdom. ...

Lismore is famously associated with Saint Moluag. It was a major centre of Celtic Christianity, and the seat of a bishop. To modern eyes it seems an isolated location for such a centre, but in an era when the fastest and most reliable transport was by water, Lismore was ideally situated. Celtic Christianity is Christianity as it was first received and practised by communities with Celtic backgrounds that observed certain practices divergent from those in the rest of Europe. ... A bishop is an ordained member of the Christian clergy who, in certain Christian churches, holds a position of authority. ...

Lismore is linked to the mainland by two ferries. A vehicle ferry makes the crossing to Oban, while a foot ferry makes the shorter crossing from the northern tip of the island. The Pride of Burgundy, a P&O Ferries car ferry on the Dover-Calais route A ferry is a boat or a ship carrying passengers, and sometimes their vehicles, on short-distance, scheduled services. ... Other meanings: See Oban (disambiguation) Categories: Stub | Scottish seaside resorts | Towns in Scotland ...

There are two ruined castles on the island. The Alcázar of Segovia, Spain A castle (from the Latin castellum, diminutive of castra, a military camp, in turn the plural of castrum or watchpost), is a fort, a camp and the logical development of a fortified enclosure. ...

The name Lismore may come from Gaelic lios mòr, which means "great garden". It reflects the fertility of a relatively low-lying island amidst mountainous surroundings. Scottish Gaelic, Scots Gaelic, or just Gaelic (Gàidhlig; IPA: ), is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. ...

External links

  • Isle of Lismore website
  • Lismore Landscape Project

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Lismore, Scotland: Information from Answers.com (911 words)
Lismore Island (Lios Mòr in Scots Gaelic) is an island in Loch Linnhe, in Argyll, on the west coast of Scotland.
Other major antiquities on Lismore include the impressive broch of Tirefour on the south coast, and two ruinous thirteenth century castles, Castle Coeffin and Achadun Castle, the latter the seat of the Bishop until the early sixteenth century.
Lismore is the home of the highland Clan MacLea, whose chief, Alastair Livingstone of Bachuil, Baron of the Bachuil is Coarb of St Moluag and, as such, the hereditary keeper of the saints crozier or pastoral Staff (an early church relic known as the Bachull Mòr).
Walkabout - Lismore (3121 words)
Lismore lies nine metres above sea-level on the narrow and winding North Arm of the Richmond River, although this branch of the waterway was renamed Wilsons River in 1976 in honour of the family who established the 'Lismore' station.
Lismore Lake, 2.5 km south of the CBD on the eastern side of Union St (the south-bound leg of the Bruxner Highway), is a pleasant 14-ha artificial lagoon for swimming with picnic-barbecue facilities and an adventure park on the foreshores.
12 km from Lismore is the village of Wyrallah.
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