Township: Crossapol

Map Reference: Crossapol 14

Name Type: shore

Meaning: See Ulbhaig in Longships on the Sand.

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Information:“Above the Crossapol beach and below the public road there is a small artificial mound with an erection in the middle of it of about three feet diameter on the inside. This is the spot that local tradition points to as the grave of Lord Ullin’s daughter, the subject of Thomas Campbell’s famous poem. It is supposed that her drowned body came ashore on the breach below and is buried here.” [likely to be the Neolithic cairn - JH] - Handbook to the Islands of Coll and Tiree, Hector MacDougall and Rev. Hector Cameron, Archibald Sinclair, p86.

Lord Ullin's Daughter is a famous poem written by Thomas Campbell (1777-1844) from Glasgow but whose family came from Kirnan, Argyll:

"A chieftain to the Highlands bound
Cries 'Boatman, do not tarry!
And I'll give thee a silver pound
To row us o'er the ferry!'

It tells the story of the Lord of Ulva trying to cross Lochgyle with Lord Ullin's daughter, with whom he is eloping. Lord Ullin rides up to the ferry only to see his daughter drown in front of him.

Lord Ulva's daughter washed up on the shore and buried here - JP.

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Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: Janet Paterson, Crossapol, 11/1993

Informant 2: Mairi Campbell, Corrairigh, 11/1993