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Information on the village of Bunessan in Scotland.


This ruined township lies between Knockvologan and Ardalanish, and is marked on the modern OS map as "Tir Fhearagain". (NM 335185).
This township was in fact a group of settlements or groups of houses and not just the one settlement. Today there have been recorded the remains of five of these groups of houses. Each settlement has between 5 and 10 ruins with other isolated ones outwith the main settlements.

With families in the 1800's being of large size there may have been a population in excess of 100 in those times.
As all of the standing buildings are of stone it is likely that they date from the 18th and 19th centuries at the earliest.

A detailed and excellent study of the township has been compiled - "The History Of Tireragan Township, Ross Of Mull - A Study in Local History" by Carol Riddell.

This excellent study can be found in full at: http://users.northnet.com.au/~carolrid/Tireragan.html and is well worth the read, prior to any visit.

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