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MacNeil (of Barra)


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Notes about Leaba-Threòrai, Leaba mhioc Neil and Tir-unga Bhaothasdail, 1867

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/60
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, which reads 'Leaba-Threòrai - no tradition. Leaba mhioc Neil. Bha Mac neil ann an iuc/nook fon chreig. Tir-unga Bhaothasdail. This belonged to the MacNeils.' [Leaba Threòraidh, Leaba Mhic Neill and Tìrunga Baoghsdail/Boisdale Ounceland]
Dates: 1867

Story about 'Iain Og mac Mhic ic Neil', 1867

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/61
Scope and Contents Story collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay about 'Iain Og mac Mhic ic Neil' [Iain Òg mac Mhic ic Neill] telling how when a shipwreck occurred off Vaslan [Vaslain, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] he sent people to get a doradh [dorgh or handline] to save the people who had been on board. Stones were put on the end of the lines and it was these stones which killed the people when thrown to them. The survivors told the king that Iain Òg had killed them and the king said...
Dates: 1867