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Notes and story about the Lochlannaich [Vikings], 1867

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/71

Scope and Contents

Notes and story about the Lochlannaich [Vikings] probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay telling how they lived on Fuda [Fuidheigh/Fuday] and were killed there by Mac an Amhrais, an illegitimate son of MacNeil of Barra to prove, at MacNeil's request, that he was his son. The informant states, 'The Lochlannaich at one time owned all these islands,' and had a king called Barp 'who was the embodi[ment] of al that was fierce cruel and murderous'. When he died he was buried behind Bailenacreaige [Baile na Creige, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] and all the Lochlannaich from the surrounding islands came and put a stone over where he was buried 'for fear he should rise again to be a scourge upon them.' This is said to be the origin of 'Dun a Bhairp [Dùn Bharpa].


  • Creation: 1867

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 88 folios ; 16.6 x 19.8 cm