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Note and story about Ciosmaol, 1867

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/58

Scope and Contents

Note and story about Ciosmaol [Caisteal Chiosmuil/Kisimul Castle, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, MiĆ¹ghlaigh/Mingulay stating that it was built by a Ruari Breac and was left by Ruari Breac [both Roderick MacNeil of Barra]. The first was married to a daughter of the Earl of Bute who was visited by a woman from Boradh [Borgh/Borve] with some new butter [as payment to her landlady]. She complained of having to live on a rock in the sea where she could not make butter or cheese and said they would both be in the same place in a year's time. This came true. Roderick also comments that he saw cockle shells on Kisimul Castle.

Dates

  • 1867

Language of Materials

Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 88 folios ; 16.6 x 19.8 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 73v, line 11 to folio 74r, line 2

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW114/46 and Coll-97/CW119/3 - other versions of this story

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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