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Notes on Dun Buie and Dun 'ic Mhathain and accompanying story, 26 March 1872

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/27

Scope and Contents

Note on Dun Buie [Dùn Buidhe, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] describing its situation and accompanying story possibly collected from Donald MacInnes aged 73 of Buail-uacrach, Iocar [Buail'-uachdrach/Bualuachrach, Ìochdar] which tells of the witch who lived in Uamh Nic Amhais and who was seen by a young lad spinning 'driamlach' [fishing line] into a web. Although she asked him not to tell anyone about it, he did and consequently drowned. She also cursed five brothers who were out fishing, four of whom drowned. On her death she was dragged over the clachan and buried at the end of it. Donald saw the leac [slab] for her grave. Dùn Buidhe is described as having many chambers, one of which contains a very large eel. There is another dun nearby at Gearrameanoch called Dùn 'ic Mhathain [Dùn 'Mhic Mhathain]. There is rudimentary diagram of a dun with numbers on it and the letter N at the beginning of this entry.

Dates

  • 26 March 1872

Language of Materials

English,Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 72 folios ; 12.7 x 20 cm