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Brendan, Saint (the Elder)


Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 14 November 1873 to 10 April 1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW111
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. Of the ninety-three folios in the notebook, only twenty-two have been used.

Fragment of a story about a man on La Brianan, 1901

Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/71
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story about a man ploughing on La Brianan [St Brendan's Day]. The little text that there is here is unclear.

Note entitled Cladh Bhrianain Barra, 5 March 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/4
Scope and Contents Copy of notes on a graveyard and chapel in Barra [Cladh Bhrianain and Caibeal Bhrianain/St Brendan's Graveyard and St Brendan's Chapel, Barraigh] another version of which is found on folios 17v to 18v. A diagram of the chapel is included. The note mentions that Aonas mac Fir Dhaileile is the only priest known to have died in Barra and he is buried 'in the caibeal beag' [the small chapel].

Note entitled 'S[aint] Brendan', c1892

Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/88
Scope and Contents Note entitled 'S[aint] Brendan' with a verse about Saint Brendan beginning 'Chuirear Bruanain Domhal Dubh, Is faid an la n diugh nan de' and a note that Saint Moluag was a disciple of Brendan's, that Lugadius and Moluc are alternatives for Moluag, that St Moluag's Day is 25 June, that he died in 592 AD and that Moluag founded 'Mortlach Muirthilleauch in the vale of the Fiddich' [Mòrthlach/Mortlach and Gleann Fhiodhaich/Glen Fiddich, both Siorrachd Bhanbh/Banffshire].

Note on S[aint] Brendan, 1877

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/57
Scope and Contents Notes stating that 'S[aint] Brendan the Elder died 16 May [18 scored out] Life in MS Cottonian Library.'

Notes and story about Naomh Moire [Maol-ruibhe], Naomh Brian[ain] and associated archaeological sites, 1867

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/74
Scope and Contents Notes and story about Naomh Moire [Maol Rubha], Naomh Brian[ain] [Brendan] and associated archaeological sites probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay. The notes describe Tobar Chal[uim] Chille [St Columba's Well] as a muddy spring in a small gully east of the lighthouse [Barra Head, Beàrnaraigh/Berneray] and how St Maol Rubha's day was celebrated on Berneray 'as long as any of the old friamh had rel[atives] buried in the Cladh.' St Maol Rubha had a...

Notes on Saint Brianain [Brendan], 5 March 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/5
Scope and Contents Notes on Saint Brianain [Brendan] including the date of Brianain's Day and the possibilities for where he is buried, including Caibeal Bhrianain [Brendan's Chapel, Barraigh/Barra]. Also notes that the chapel is built of shell lime and small pebbles the size of apples.

Notes on working on La Naomh Bhrianein [St Brendan's Day], 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/9
Scope and Contents Notes about working on La Naomh Bhrianein [Latha Naomh Bhrianain or St Brendan's Day] to the effect that Catholics generally would not work, while Protestants would.

Saying which reads 'Cha'n fhaiceadh Brianan e', 1901

Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/73
Scope and Contents Saying which reads 'Cha'n fhaiceadh Brianan e' inferring that 'The place was so hidden'. Text has been scored through.

Song and accompanying story about Dòmhnall Dubh, 5 March 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/6
Scope and Contents Song beginning 'Chunna Brianein Don[u]l du' and accompanying story about a Dòmhnall Dubh who was struck deaf and dumb having worked on La Naomh Bhrianain [Latha Naomh Bhrianain or St Brendan's Day].