Chrosda, Colla ([Guala] | seer | Bonawe | Argyllshire)
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The marjority of the notebook relates to material collected in Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire but there are a number of loose leaves at the end which contain an account of a journey from Uibhist/Uist through An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye, during which time his wife, Mary is in Edinburgh and is pregnant. There are eight blank folios at the end of the notebook. Much of the material in this notebook was collected from Duncan...
Scope and Contents Note about the church at Cill a Chaoireal [Cille Choirill], stating that it was built by Gilleaspa Caoireal, that the steeple of the old church was put on the new one and that it was said to be 'the highest stone that ever would be built'. Also notes that Guala Chrosda [Colla Chrosda] was the name of the seer who lived at Bonawe [Bun Abha, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire].
Scope and Contents Note of a prophecy about a bridge, probably by Guala Chrosda, which reads 'Theid drocha[id] an Atha s cha bu droch[aid] an Atha - bridge fell & a tailor just got over [bridge]'.
Scope and Contents Note of a prophecy about Loch Nell Castle [Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire], probably by Guala Crosda, which reads 'Caile Phabsach dhubh w[ou]ld put it on fire' L[och] Nell Castle.
Scope and Contents Prophecy relating to a polished stone made by Guala Chrosda [Colla Chrosda]. The stone is described as being '9 x 1 1/2 [inches] deep' and polished on both sides and the prophecy is that 'No one will get the ulla till nighean dugh a Chlann ic niamhain'.
Dates: October 1892
Scope and Contents Prophecy verse by Guala Crosda beginning 'Biodh na h-eich mhaide, Len sriannan cainbe tin is taighe' with a note explaining that the prophecy related to 'Na Sasanaich' [the English] and 'na h-eich mhaide' being 'vessels'. Also notes that Guala Crosda would speak to himself but people would listen to him. Some of the pencil marks in this item are very faint.
Scope and Contents Quote from the seer Guala Chrosda about 'Cill Chaoireall' [St Cyril's] which reads 'Cill bhoidheach Cill Chaoireall, Is coma colan gun cheann, Theid a Chill Chaoireall'. [Cill Choirill/Glenbogle Church, Siorramachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire]. A note reads to 'See Dun[can] Clerk'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.