Mac Onail, Uisdean
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, inscribed on the inside cover with 'Alexander A Carmichael Inland Revenue Lochmaddy N[orth] Uist 15/7 1870 Note Book No 8'. The majority of this notebook contains material collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay from the MacDonalds at Paible House, Mor or Marion MacQueen and Donald MacKinnon including notes on the island's archaeology, local history and geographical changes, with stories of how coastal erosion revealed burial sites and renditions of the...
Dates: 15 July 1870 to 19 October 1871
Scope and Contents Song probably collected from Ruari Saor [Roderick MacDonald] beginning 'Nam bi sa am Beal[ach] an sgail, Far na thuit an damh donn' and accompanying story stating that the song was sung by bean Ghilleaspa dhui nian mhic ic Ailein [bean Ghilleasbuig Dhuibh, nighean Mhic 'ic Ailein]. It was said that Gilleasbuig Dubh had no family but killed one brother in Paible [Paibeil, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] and then went to see his other brother Mac Onail in Duntuilm [Dùn Thuilm/Duntulm, An t-Eilean...
Dates: 18 January 1871
Two stories relating to the hangings in Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist and accompanying etymological note, 5 August 1870
Scope and Contents Two stories relating to the hangings in Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist and accompanying etymological note probably collected from an unnamed 'Orinsay woman' [Orasaigh/Oronsay] who Carmichael had met. The woman told him that that the name of 'La-le-an-tsamhrai' [Latha leth an t-samhraidh] had been changed to 'Laiilleain' [Latha 'Illeathain] because a MacLean had been hanged on that day. The story tells how a MacLean man had been entrusted with a poor woman's only cow for grazing but when her sons...
Dates: 5 August 1870