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Eoligarry, Barra

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:17 pm    Post subject: Eoligarry, Barra Reply with quote

Barra is located in the south of the Outer Hebrides, and is the penultimate inhabited island in the chain of islands. Only Vatersay lies further south, but is linked to Barra by causeway. The islands south of Vatersay are uninhabited.

Barra is linked by ferry to Oban on the Scottish mainland (5 hours) and Lochboisdale in South Uist (1 hours) from Castlebay. Another ferry leaves from Ardmhor in the north of the island for Eriskay, which links to the Uists via a causeway.

The graveyard at Eoligarry is located in the far north of the island, about a mile north of the airport. It is placed around the chapel dedicated to the island's patron saint, St Barr at Eoligarry.

Grid reference: NF705074


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DECK HAND M MACLEAN
Son of Neil MacLean, of 3, Bogach, Barra.
Regiment / Service: RNR, HMT NEIL SMITH
Service number 16447/DA
Date of death: 12/3/1921 at the age of 29
Interred at Eoligarry cemetery, Isle of Barra

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