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Found in 233 Collections and/or Records:

Notes about Caibeal na Mealacha and Caibeal Colla Mac Speur, September 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/160
Scope and Contents Notes about Caibeal na Mealacha which is also known as Caibeal Colla Mac Speur [also Caibeal Cui-Chroise, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] that Colla Mac Speur [also Colla Mac Spéir] was a stranger who was buried at the chapel alone. The people wanted to make it a burial place but were not allowed and had to bury people at Cille-bharra. All the stones for Caibeal Colla Mac Speur were found at Cille-bharra.

Notes about Cladh Bhriit and Cladh Chraigeig, August 1886

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/32
Scope and Contents Notes about Cladh Bhriit and Cladh Chraigeig [Cladh Bhrìde, Am Muile/Isle of Mull and Cragaig graveyard, Ulbha/Ulva] stating that the former had a cross which stood in a socket about one and a half feet high, but is broken and the latter is at Aoinidh Chraigeig.

Notes about duns on Barra, Vatersay, Pabbay and Sandray, 24 September 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/100
Scope and Contents Notes about duns on Barra, Vatersay, Pabbay and Sandray [Barraigh/Isle of Barra, Bhatarsaigh, Pabaigh and Sanndraigh] including Dùn Mhic Rìgh na Sorach, Dùn Ultais and how it was formed, Dùn Bàn, Dùn Bharpa, Dùn Bhinidh and Dùnan Ruadh.

Notes about Killemhoire [Fiart] and Killechiarain, September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/62
Scope and Contents Notes about Killemhoire [Cille Mhoire, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] probably collected from John Black, age eighty-six, that it is now called Fiart, describing its situation in relation to the mill stream and the Killemhoire march as being at Sron na fuarachd [Sròn na Fuarachd] by the sea. The location for Killechiarain [Kilcheran] is described as being where Dòmhnall an Dannsair's house was and Black states that he saw leaca lì [gravestones] 'in both these Kills'.

Notes about places on Iona taken from Iona and the Ionians, 1886

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/317
Scope and Contents Notes about places on Iona [Ì Chaluim Chille] taken from Iona and the Ionians by William Craig Maxwell including Port Làthraichean, Port na Curaich and Martyr's Bay [Bàgh nam Mairtir].

Notes about religious sites in North Uist and Benbecula, 1869

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/39
Scope and Contents Notes about religious sites at Keallin and Croc an Torrain [Ceallan/Kallin and Cnoc an Torrain/Knockintorran, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist], Nunton [Baille nan Cailleach, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula].

Notes about Saint Ronan, 7 February 1886

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/308
Scope and Contents Notes about Saint Ronan including that little mention is made of him in the usual sources on saints such as the Breviary of Aberdeen or the Arbuthnott Kalendar; that there are several dates for his death; and listing some of the sites in Scotland associated with him.

Notes about woods and stones and a story about an Irish queen, October 1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/57
Scope and Contents Note that Coille bheag, which is close to Cille, Bunawe [Coille Bheag, Bun Abha, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] was 'a beautiful oak wood of rare beauty, now [sup[planted]] by pine'. Note that 'Round marble stone' was found at found at Ru-aird-an-draighin at Beinn-duirenis [Rubh' Aird an Droighinn, Beinn Duirinnis] and a story that an Irish queen visited there but fled with [an ax-man], and that the ruins of the place are still visible near Eilean Uisneachain [Eilean Uisneachan].

Notes and story about the Lochlannaich [Vikings], 1867

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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...

Notes copied from The Life of Saint Columba by William Reeves, 1886

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/315
Scope and Contents Notes copied from The Life of Saint Columba by William Reeves principally in relation to the etymology of the placename Iona and stories relating to Saint Columba.