MacDonald (of Balranald)
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, inscribed on the inside cover with 'Alexander A Carmichael Inland Revenue Lochmaddy N[orth] Uist 15/7 1870 Note Book No 8'. The majority of this notebook contains material collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay from the MacDonalds at Paible House, Mor or Marion MacQueen and Donald MacKinnon including notes on the island's archaeology, local history and geographical changes, with stories of how coastal erosion revealed burial sites and renditions of the...
Dates: 15 July 1870 to 19 October 1871
Scope and Contents Story about Donl Bhailerail [Dòmhnall Dòmhnallach/Donald MacDonald of Balranald] stating that he used to visit a man who lived by the graveyard whose son 'was a sore tyrant' and who by their appearance - riding on black horses with white fronts, dressed in green - were fairies. Donald requested a meeting with him at Crao-mhor ['the stump of a thornbush'], Bhailerail [Baile Raghnill or Baile Raghnaill, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist], and after that he was never seen again. 'The man told him that he...