“Muile: Ar Duthchas agus Ar Dualchas”

 

Mull: Land of our Blood and Birthright

 

MUGG

A GENEALOGICAL GATHERING

PLACE: The Isle of Mull, Scotland

DATES: Sunday May 14 to Friday May 19, 2006

 

THIS IS A ONE TIME EVENT – NOT TO BE MISSED!!

PLEASE JOIN US!!

 

 

The events of the week will be island wide with

 

-        lectures in Tobermory, Craignure and Creich (in the Ross)

 

-        walks to Ardmore, Ulva, Shiaba and Iona

 

-        tours of Moy, Torosay and a special evening at Duart

 

-        genealogy research facilities available all week

 

-        day long “Genealogy Round-Up” on Friday for sharing family history

 

-        plus free time to see your own favourites on this magical island.

 

 

Official registration forms now available online

 

Any questions, contact:

Chairperson:

Elaine Robinson, 34 Bairstow Cres., Georgetown, Ontario, Canada L7G 1L8

Email: elainer@stn.net

 

PROGRAMME

 

SUNDAY MAY 14

 

A.M.            Church Service of your choice

P.M.    Aros Hall Tobermory

1:00            Registration begins

4:00            Reception and

            Official Opening by Councillor MacDougall

4:15     Janet MacDonald:  Leaving Mull”

 

 

 

MONDAY MAY 15

9:00 to 12:00

            Lectures in Aros Hall Tobermory

Prof. Ted Cowan of the University of Glasgow: The Vikings

            Dr Lizanne Henderson of the University of Glasgow:

   Hebridean Folk Beliefs

Jean Whittaker and Christine Leach: Archives Holdings in Mull and     Pennyghael

 

12:00   Lunch            Aros Hall

 

P.M.            Guided walk to Ardmore:  Jan Dunlop    

            Tour of Cill an Alein Cemetery:  Jean Whittaker

            Tour of the Tobermory Distillery

           

TUESDAY MAY 16

9:00 to 12:00

            Lectures in Craignure Hall

            Prof Ted Cowan of the University of Glasgow:

   “The Destruction of the Hebrides”

            Discussion Group: Emigration : presentations by registrants

            Dr Lizanne Henderson:

   ”Witch Hunting in Gaelic Scotland”

 

P.M.            Guided walk to Tiroran: Jan Dunlop

            Mini-bus tour to Gribun area: David Greenhalgh

Guided tour with Jim Corbett of Moy Castle with a side trip to the Stone Circle and the MacLean Mausoleum

            Gaelic Workshop : Janet MacDonald of the Gaelic Society

 

EVENING            Duart Castle Tour and reception hosted by Sir Lachlan Maclean

Lecture by author Jo Currie: “The Poor Knight: the Puzzling Personality of Sir Allan Maclean of Duart”

           

 

WEDNESDAY MAY 17

A.M.             Guided walks on Ulva : Group 1 Jan Dunlop

                                                      Group 2 Anne Cleave      

            and a chance to tour the Ulva Heritage Centre

            Tour of Torosay Castle and Gardens by owner Chris James

Mini bus tour Old Byre and area: David Greenhalgh

 

P.M.    Lunch at Ulva Church followed by short talk and a question and answer period. Bruce McQuarrie and Ann Jones will host the discussions.

 

 

THURSDAY MAY 18

 

9:30 to 11:45

            Lectures at Creich Hall

Dr. E. Mairi MacArthur : Voices from Iona’s Past: Bringing the Island’s Story to Life through the memories, writings, crafts and tales of it’s people”

            Murdo MacDonald retired Archivist of Argyll & Bute Archives:

                        “The Way of Life:  how our forefathers lived”

           

P.M.    Walk to Shiaba by the Ross of Mull Historical Society

            Walk on Iona led by author E. Mairi MacArthur

Guided tour of Moy Castle with a side trip to the Stone Circle and the MacLean Mausoleum

Mini bus tour with David Greenhalgh: Cemeteries on the Ross

 

            Evening reception: Ross of Mull Historical Society

 

 

FRIDAY MAY 19

10:00 to 4:00

A Genealogy Round Up at the Evangelical Hall In Tobermory

- Opportunity to browse and discuss Mull family history
- Displays of family charts and Clan genealogies
- Manned tables focusing on various Surnames or research areas e.g. the  census databases for Mull
- Featured Speaker:  Ian Phillips, webmaster of Mull Genealogy
- Photo Shoot of the whole MUGG group and also individual Clans

 

P.M.    Ceilidh at Aros Hall

            Dinner of local produce: Cash Bar: Entertainment          

 

 

RESEARCH

The following genealogy and history research facilities will be available throughout the week:

-Mull Museum and Archives: in Tobermory

-Ross of Mull Historical Society: Bunessan

-Pennyghael in the Past: archives of Christine Leach

 

 

SPEAKERS and GUIDES

Prof Ted Cowan: Scottish Studies, U of Glasgow, formerly U of Guelph

Jo Currie: author of Mull, The Island and Its People

Jan Dunlop

David Greenhalgh: historian and guide

Dr Lizanne Henderson, Scottish Studies, University of Glasgow

Chris James: owner of Torosay   

Ann Jones: co author of the Ulva Guide

Christine Leach: of Pennyghael in the Past research facilities

Dr E. Mairi MacArthur, author of many books including Iona; The Living Memory of a Crofting Community

Murdo MacDonald: recently retired Archivist of Argyll

Bruce McQuarrie

Ian Phillips: webmaster of Mull Genealogy

Jean Whittaker: author, publisher

 

This event has been organized as a not for profit. Any monies remaining after all costs have been cleared will be given to the local societies which have supported the event.

 

N.B. Attendees will be responsible for their own travel to and from Mull, their accommodation and most meals.