MacDonald (of Clanranald)
Found in 64 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing mainly Fenian songs and cattle charms. Most of the charms relate to cattle and working in the dairy and so are recited for the protection and healing of cattle, although there are some charms for protecting and healing people as well. A number of the charms include the use of medicinal plants, for which there is additional vocabulary. Carmichael also includes charms and customs for predicting marriage partners. Almost all of...
Scope and Contents Two stories collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula about Raol mor mac ic Ailein [Raghnall Mòr mac 'ic Aileain or Ranald MacDonald of Clanranald]. The first story tells of a foster-brother of Nighean Mhic Neill came from Barraigh/Isle of Barra to visit her at Caisteal Borgh but unable to get across the ford he stayed at a shoemaker's house. In the morning, a miosgan ime was placed on the table and the Barrach...
Dates: 20 January 1871
Scope and Contents Two stories collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula telling how Cladh-Mhoire Nunton [Baile nan Cailleach] had a roof which was burned the same night as all other church roofs were burnt in Scotland for reasons which remain a mystery. 'No such secret as this was ever Kept. Nothing is know[n] of it.' The first person to be buried there was Bard dugh mhic Neill Bharrai [Bàrd Dubh Mhic Neill Bharraigh] who fell ill...
Dates: 20 January 1871
Two stories under the title 'Do'ull Gearr no Cearr' about Niall Mòr MacMhuirich and accompanying note, 1865 and 1875
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Do'ull Gearr no Cearr' collected from Janet MacIsaac née Currie, Staoinegrib/Stoneybridge, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist on 24 February 1865. The story tells how Niall Mòr MacMhuirich, Clanranald's bard was on Lord MacDonald's farm in Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist where it was customary to bring food and a fee for the blacksmith but instead Niall Mòr brought iron and charcoal. The MacDonald's wife fell out with Niall Mòr and chellenged him on what he had brought to which he replied,'...
Dates: 1865 and 1875