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Story entitled 'Saothach Maoldonaich', September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/149

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Story entitled 'Saothach Maoldonaich' in which 'Fear Shanntrai' [Fear Shanndraigh/tacksman of Sanndray] finds a wrecked vessel and removes all the gold from it. He buried it in Caolas, Vat[ersay] [Bhatarsaigh/Vatersay] a grieve was also burying the cask of 14 gills. Both men died men 'died in a fever rather suddenly'. Property was left to MacNeil of Barra, his nephew, but when the creditors heard about it they wanted to take it. Fear Shanntraigh said he would build [a barrier of gold] from Port an Lodain opposite Fearay to Porst nam Marbh at Na h-Orradh [Fiaraidh, Port nam Marbh and Horogh, Barraigh/Isle of Barra]. The story notes that he built tai[gh] Eachain Bhig in Castlebay [Bàgh a' Chaisteil] and his funeral procession was met by 'two idiotic sisters called Na Goinsegain - they lived in an underground house at Tangastal' [Tangasdail/Tangasdale], quoting their begging request.


  • Creation: September 1872

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 72 folios ; 12.7 x 20 cm