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MacDonald (of Clanranald)

 Family

Found in 64 Collections and/or Records:

Story entitled 'Caisteal Bhuiri', 1871

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/35
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Caisteal Bhuiri' [Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] collected from an unnamed informant telling how. Written transversely over the first few lines of this item also in pencil is 'Donl mac Iain Mhuid[eartach] who lived at Borve last was the last buried in the tunga at Howmore [Tobha Mòr, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. Raol Mor & Raol Og buried at Cladh Mhoire Nunton in the caibieal'.

Story entitled 'Cu Du Mhic a Phi' and accompanying alternative version, 28 October 1872

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/97
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Cu Du Mhic a Phi' [Cù Dubh Mhic a' Phì] collected from Archibald Currie, shoemaker, Àird na Monadh, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The story tells of the wife of the shepherd called Mac a' Phì who lives by Loch Ollabhat and is asked to provide cloth by a lady at Loch Olabhat/Loch Olavat and Bailemhanaich/Balivanich both Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula. She panics that she will not be able to meet the task and summons the fairies to help. Realising that it was probably unwise to enlist...

Story entitled 'Do'ull Gearr no Cearr' including a short verse, 24 January or February 1865

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW113/13
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Do'ull Gearr no Cearr' collected from Janet Currie, age 64, Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The story tells how Niall Mòr acquired the right from Mac 'Ic Ailean [Clanranald] to Baile-bhaird at Staolaigearai [Baile a' Bhàird, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and how his son Donald Gearr lost that right. Donald had married twice and his second wife realised that her children would come second to those of his first wife so she burnt the...

Story entitled 'Dun -Ra'ail', 29 January 1875

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/124
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Dun -Ra'ail' [Dùn Raghnaill] probably collected from John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist telling how Dùn Raghnaill came to be built. Raol mac Ailein [Raghnall mac Ailein or Ranald MacDonald of Clanranald] lived at Dremisdale Dreumasdal/Drimsdale and his son in Morar [Mòrar, Siorrachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire]. After a hard spring, his son came ashore at Loch Sgioport looking for food but he refused to give him any. In the...

Story entitled 'Flora MacDonald', 1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/20
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Flora MacDonald' telling how she met Bonnie Prince Charlie and how MacDonalds and MacEachens helped him to escape from Uist, including details of a priest's encounter with government officers and the various cordons through which they managed to pass unobserved. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Story entitled 'Mac Iain ic Sheumais', 27 May 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/44
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Mac Iain ic Sheumais' collected from Mrs MacLenan [Penelope MacLellan], Ormacleit [Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] whose father was a great or great great grandson of Donul [Dòmhnall] Mac I[ain] ic Sheumas and who was named after him. Eiriosgaigh/Eriskay

Story entitled 'Mac Mhuirich Mor', 27 May 1869

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/46
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Mac Mhuirich Mor' probably collected from Penelope MacLellan, Ormacleit/Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The text bears a number of annotations and amendments in pencil and has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere. The story tells how MacMhuirich Mòr found a small cat-like creature and took it home. His wife urged him to return the creature to where he had found it but he refused. The creature's mother came looking for her young and threatened to cause...

Story relating to George Munro, John Munro, Hugh MacEachen and Father Ranald MacEachen and accompanying poem, 1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/22
Scope and Contents Story relating to George Munro, John Munro, Hugh MacEachen and Father Ranald MacEachen. The story tells how George Munro lived until he was ninety-one years old and was the son of John Munro, minister of Duirinish, Skye [Diùirinis, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. Once when Clanranald was on the Isle of Skye, he asked John Munro what favour he could do him and the reply was to give Uibhist a Deas/South Uist to his son George. On another occasion George 'showed kindness' to Father Ranald...

Three stories about crodh-mara [sea-cattle] and the MacDonalds, 18 January 1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/135
Scope and Contents Three stories collected from John MacKinnon, Cairinis/Carinish, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist about crodh mara or sea-cattle and the MacDonalds. The first story tells how Mac Dhonuil Dui lived in a house 200 yards west of Teampull na Trionaid with his wife but they had no family or cattle. MacDonald Dubh fell ill and every morning and evening a cow 'bo mhaol bhui[dhe]' visited them to be milked but was never seen between times. One day, while milking the wife spilt milk and cursed the cow and her...

Transcription notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1865-1886

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW7
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...