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Geographical notes on An Rò'adh and accompanying story about hunting birds, 9 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/37

Scope and Contents

Geographical notes on An Rò'adh near Siatar describing the natural arch there and speculating on how it was formed [Roagh and SheadarTarasaigh/Taransay]. The accompanying story describes the ravens' nests made of heather and seagrass at Raogh and tells how the shepherd who is with Carmichael had killed seven chicks that year and five fledglings the year before 'so the poor Beat[aich] has no chance of siol'. Carmichael compares Roagh to Sloc Rò [Sloc Ruadh] in Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist where there is also a natural arch. Also mentioned are Uamh Dhugh an Rò and Uamh Mhic ic Ailein or Cailein, which is described as being a natural cave with a wide mouth.


  • Creation: 9 July 1870

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 64 folios ; 19.5 x 23 cm