Skip to main content


Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Alt form = Norge,Alt form lang = nor,Locator = 60.472024;8.468946,Created For = Norway

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Story about Cu'ai and Ni[ghean] Ri[gh] Lochlann, 3 February 1874

Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/48
Scope and Contents Story about Cu'ai and Ni[ghean] Ri[gh] Lochlann telling how they were married to one another and lived at Dun-Crannaig (Sgeirval) [Dùn Crannag or Dùn Sgùrabhal, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] and how Nighean Rìgh Lochlann went to see her father in Norway and on her return Cu'ai went to meet her and scolded her for being away so long. An explanatory note states 'Cu'ai the husband (Clann na h-Ialain = Ohenleys)'.
Dates: 3 February 1874

Story entitled 'Cath ghlun nan Tarbh', c1866

Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/20
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Cath ghlun nan Tarbh' [Cath Chluain Tarbh or Battle of Clontarf] probably collected from Mary MacInnes, Tigh Ghearraidh/Tigharry, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist describing how she heard 'an extraordinary lay with her uncle [Roderick MacQuien, catechist] entitled Cathul an Tarbh'. She gives a short synopsis of the story which is about a fight between the bulls of Lochlan [Lochlann/Norway] and Eirinn [Èireann/Ireland].
Dates: c1866

Story entitled 'Dealan De' [Yellow Butterfly], 30 January 1895

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/83
Scope and Contents Story written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'Dealan De' [Dealan-DèYellow Butterfly]. MacRury tells how there are many kinds of Dealan-Dè but this particular kind is uncommon and did not exist until Christ had risen from the dead. They all came out of Christ's tomb. He gives a lengthy, romantic physical description of the butterfly and tells how they are never seen around wrong-doers or where there is bad language. It is good luck for the butterfly to be seen...
Dates: 30 January 1895

Story entitled 'Sgialac Fhinn', 9 May 1866

Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/21
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Sgialac Fhinn' [Sgeulachd Fhinn or The Story of Fionn] collected from Catrina Nic Cuidhein nighean Lachlain Ruari [Catrìona or Catherine MacQuien], [Clachan na Luib/Clachan a' Ghluip/Clachan an Lùib, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. The story begins with a battle between the Fenians and the Lochlannaich [Vikings] in which the Lochlannaich prevail and take as prisioner Cumhail, a skilled warrior. While in Ireland some Lochlannaich talk to Cumhail's sister and realise that she is...
Dates: 9 May 1866

Transcription notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1864-1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW104
Scope and Contents Transciption notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The inside front cover is inscribed in ink with 'Bought at Wadebridge Cornwall Dec[ember] 1 1864 p 1/6 A A Carmichael' and the opposite page has 'A A Carmichael' written on it in pencil. The notebook contains Fenian songs or tales mainly collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, some of which are repeated in full or in part. These include 'Laoidh na Muileartaich', 'Duan an Deirg' and 'A' Bhraoin Chaorain'....
Dates: 1864-1869