MacDiarmaid, Duncan, c1846-1881 (shepherd and cook on barge | Fernilea, Isle of Skye and Glasgow)
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
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...
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...
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
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