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Notes and story about Naomh Moire [Maol-ruibhe], Naomh Brian[ain] and associated archaeological sites, 1867

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/74

Scope and Contents

Notes and story about Naomh Moire [Maol Rubha], Naomh Brian[ain] [Brendan] and associated archaeological sites probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, MiĆ¹ghlaigh/Mingulay. The notes describe Tobar Chal[uim] Chille [St Columba's Well] as a muddy spring in a small gully east of the lighthouse [Barra Head, BeĆ rnaraigh/Berneray] and how St Maol Rubha's day was celebrated on Berneray 'as long as any of the old friamh had rel[atives] buried in the Cladh.' St Maol Rubha had a chapel on Berneray in the graveyard which is described as 'a few feet square'. The island is noted as having one stone with a cross on it. Cladh Bhrianain [St Brendan's Graveyard] is noted as being in Borve [Borgh, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] and St Brendan's feast day as 15 May. People did not work on St Brendan's Day and a story is told of a man who went to work, thinking he was out of sight of St Brendan, but was struck blind.

Dates

  • 1867

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

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 85r, line 4 to folio 85r, line 21

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW107/6 - similar note on working on St Brendan's Day.

Coll-97/CW107/9 - similar note on working on St Brendan's Day.

Coll-97/CW110/71 - similar note on working on St Brendan's Day.

Coll-97/CW111/55 - similar note on working on St Brendan's Day.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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