Clann 'ic Ghille Ruitich ('The Reds' | 'Na Ruitich' | Argyllshire)
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing material collected mostly in An Apainn/Appin and Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire. A large proportion of the stories and biographical information about Appin was collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, who was known as Dòmhnall a' Bhrocair. Amongst the material collected from Dòmhnall a' Bhrocair are proverbs, sayings, customs, stories about local figures and families and historic anecdotes. The other main...
Scope and Contents Note about a battle between the Leonaich and the Ruitich which took place at Creag [Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. It notes that the 'Leanag' are the same as the 'Leonaich' and that Acha-da-cathan, close to Shian [An Sìdhean/South Shian] is where two fierce battles were fought.
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Donald MacColl [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] that the tribes 'Na Leonaich' and 'Na Ruitich' fought at Cladh Chuiralain [Cladh Churalain, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] and the people of the glens joined one side but were killed. Notes that Tobar nan Cìioch is used for a sore heart.
Scope and Contents Story about a battle between two tribes one of which was called 'Clann ic ille ruitich' or 'The Reds' at Tobar an Sùl [An Apainn/Appin] in which The Reds killed the other tribe who were resting. Those killed were buried there in good soil but wolves and foxes dug them up. Probably collected from Donald MacColl [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]