Coloured photograph of ‘Ruined Temple, Kenavara’, 1941-43, taken by archaeologist George Holleyman FSA when he was stationed at RAF Tiree during WWII. Scanned from one of his hand-coloured glass lantern slides now held at An Iodhlann (see 2017.54.4). This is Saint Patrick’s Chapel with Travee (Balephuil Beach) beyond.
Academic paper ‘Beyond the Parish Church: a study of chapels in the parishes of Kirkapol on Tiree and Snizort on Skye’ by Sarah Thomas, 2015. Identification of different chapel types and the implications for understanding medieval religious devotions, demonstrating the breadth and diversity of religious practice in the late medieval Hebrides.
Notes titled ‘A Tyrannical and Tiresome Tirade on Tiree by a Tired Retiree’ on the Medieval history and archaeology of Tiree by David Caldwell, casting doubt on the popular view that Tiree (along with Mull and Islay) was ruled by Somerled and his descendents to the exclusion of the dynasty of kings. David Caldwell, retired Keeper of Medieval Department at the National Museum of Scotland, gave a talk on the subject during a visit to Tiree in April 2016.
Collection of 14 colour photo-prints of various scenes from Tiree from 1960 to 2010, including an passenger aircraft at Tiree airport, a double-decker bus at the pier, out-buildings at Coales, an old well, Kilkenneth chapel and Kirkapol farmland. Five of the images are accessioned separately (see 2016.56.2 – 6).
Local news: forthcoming Tiree Wave Classic windsurfing competition; road rage; communications masts on Ben Hough; lamb sale results; restricted access to Tiree`s beaches; forthcoming celebration of renovation of Kilkenneth Chapel and Temple Patrick; new elders for Tiree Parish Church; ferry timetable improvements; Tiree Community Trust news.
Local news: stained-glass window of Gott Bay for Glasgow Royal Infirmary Chapel; road rage; beach access; BBC Alba Gaelic channel for Sky TV; SWRI meeting; interview with Angus Munn; CalMac QE2 Clyde cruises; healthy eating week at Tiree High School; community turbine news; new website for Gaelic teachers; school news; An Iodhlann news; lamb sale results.
Collection of animal bones, pottery shards and assorted objects from Kirkapol Chapel
Collection of assorted animal bones, teeth & horn (42), pottery shards (23), metal fixings (16), broken glass (8), and fragments of ceramic “In Loving Memory” dedication (3), found during survey/excavation/restoration of the old kirk at Kirkapol chapels in 2002. The bones and shards were found on wall plates.
Photograph of Balephuil Bay from St. Patrick`s Chapel
Large card-framed colour photograph of Balephuil Bay with part of St. Patrick`s Chapel in the foreground. Taken around 2012 by Andrew Trussell, Hough. Wrapped in cellephane and labelled “St. Patrick`s Chapel, Kinavara”.