Clann 'ic Ghille Ruitich ('The Reds' | 'Na Ruitich' | Argyllshire)
Found in 2 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...
Dates: 1883 to 1887
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]
Dates: 29 August 1883