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Story relating to Dun Chalavy and MacNeil of Barra, 19 October 1871

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/167

Scope and Contents

Story collected from Rev Alex[ander] Campbell R.C. [Roman Catholic priest], telling how two men each described as a scion were wanted for their numerous robberies and raids. One of them lived at Dun Chalavy, Lochboisdale [Dùn Chalabhaigh/Castle Calvay, Loch Baghasdail, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. MacNeil was often told that his friend at Dùn Chalabhaigh had been caught but he never believed it. One day on being told this he asked what they had found in his dun and he was told 'that a groat of coppers & a seann saigh mhial choin [old hunting dog] was all that was got' and so MacNeil believed that they really had caught him and decided it was time for him to make himself scarce and so he 'vanished'.

Dates

  • 19 October 1871

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 64 folios ; 19.5 x 23 cm