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MacDiarmaid, Duncan, c1846-1881 (shepherd and cook on barge | Fernilea, Isle of Skye and Glasgow)

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Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1856-1880

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW109
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael made up of three excise notebooks marked 'Journal', 'Account Current' and 'Bills Receivable'/'Bills Payable' and a single folio. The first book is marked on the front with 'Carbost June 13 1861 Alexander Carmichael' [Càrabost, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye].The second book is inscribed with the same text on the front cover and the inside front covers reads 'Alasdair A Mac 'Illemhicheil Cillendraisd, Liosmor' [Cill Anndrais/Killandrist, Lios...
Dates: 1856-1880

Story entitled 'A Chaora Bhoidheach Ghlas', c1862

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/4
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'A Chaora Bhoidheach Ghlas' collected from Donnacha Mac Dhiarmaid [Duncan MacDiarmaid] Fearann an letha [Fearann an Leagha/Fernilea, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] on 7 March 1861 and also from Caristine Nic Cuiean [Christina MacQuien or MacQueen] also from Fernilea. The story is told in a confusing manner as the different episodes of the story have been over-compressed. The story tells of two girls. One girl is born to a sheep, which is onwed by a wealthy man and the...
Dates: c1862

Story entitled 'A Chromag a Ghabh Mu an Cuairt', c1862

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/3
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'A Chromag a Ghabh Mu an Cuairt' collected from Ruairidh Camshron [Roderick Cameron], Carbost on 6 March 1861 and Donnacha Mac Dhiarmaid [Duncan MacDiarmaid], Fearan-na letha [Fearann an Leagha/Fernilea, both An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. This is a story about an old man, who does not get on with his wife and in order to prove to her that he is not useless goes off on a journey. He happens upon a giant's house and on receiving hospitality from the giant's wife and being...
Dates: c1862

Story entitled 'An Caisteal a Meadhon a Chuain', c1862

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/1
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'An Caisteal a Meadhon a Chuain' [The Castle in the Middle of the Ocean] collected from Ruairidh Camshron [Roderick Cameron], Carbost on 14 November 1860 and Donull Camshron [Donald Cameron], also Carbost on 16 January 1861 and Donnachadh MacDhiarmaid, Fearan-an-letha (no date given) [Fearann an Leagha/Fernilea, both An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. The story tells of how a farmer went out hunting and on growing weary lay down to sleep. On waking up he found the heather...
Dates: c1862

Story entitled 'Chaora Bhirroch Ghlas', 7 February 1860

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW109/20
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Chaora Bhirroch Ghlas' ['Sharp Grey Sheep'] collected from Donnacha Mac Dhirmaid [Duncan MacDiarmaid], Carbost [Càrabost, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye], who learned it from Christiana Mac Queen [Christina MacQueen], Fearan an leatha [Fearann an Leagha/Fernilea, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. The story is told in a confusing manner as the different episodes of the story have been over-compressed. The story tells of two girls. One girl is born to a sheep, which is...
Dates: 7 February 1860

Story entitled 'Cigean, Cuaigean, us Boc Geal an Reubain' and accompanying note, 1861 and c1866

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/2
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Cigean, Cuaigean, us Boc Geal an Reubain' collected from Donnchadh MacDhiarmaid [Duncan MacDiarmaid] and Coinneach MacAscaill [Kenneth MacAskill] both Fearann-an-letha [Fearann an Leagha/Fernilea, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] on 30 January 1861, in which the three characters have some corn and Cigean asks who will grow it, to which Cuaigean replies 'Nach tog thu fhèin?' ['Won't you grow it yourself?'] to which Boc Geal an Reubainn suggests they all grow it together....
Dates: 1861 and c1866

Story entitled 'Luaidag Bhe[a]g O'n Chailltain', 7 February 1861

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW109/21
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Luaidag Bhig O'n Chailltain' [The Little Rag from the Hazel] collected from Donnach McDhiarmid [Duncan MacDiarmaid], Fearann an Leatha at Carbost [Fearann an Leagha/Fernilea and Càrabost, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. The story tells of a girl who sets out to make her way in the world and is taken in by a wealthy man who asks her to go and take the hen of gold, the cockerel of silver, the sword of light and the bag of mischief from a giant. When she takes the hen, it...
Dates: 7 February 1861

Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 1860 to c1866

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW112
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The majority of the volume has been used but intermittently there are groups of blank folios. Carmichael appears to have written in the book in the 1860s creating sections of different genres at different stages in the volume, with pages left blank in between to fill up appropriately. In about 1875 he has then used some of these blank pages to transcribe notes and stories but has not kept to the genres sections he initially created. The...
Dates: 1860 to c1866