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Found in 233 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Notes on the fairy hill called [Sithein a' Chrì mcleit], Gearyheille [Geàrraidh Sheilidh/Garryhellie, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist].
Dates: 8 May 1877
Scope and Contents Notes on Caisteal a Mhorair or Bhorain, Bagh-Ghearadh, Tolasta [Tràigh Ghearadha, Tolstadh Bho Thuath, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis] that it is a detached rock about one hundred feet high on which there are the remains of a house. A 'rocky dangerous path goes up on one side' and it 'Stands out ab[ou]t 60 y[ar]ds fr[om] precipce on southside' with the walls of the ruins following the edge of the rock making it 'Impreg[nable] except to guns'. He adds that a Lewis proprietor sent his wife there...
Dates: 17 October 1873
Notes on deserted houses, archaeological sites and the geography of Tarasaigh/Taransay with accompanying sketch, 9 July 1870
Scope and Contents Notes on deserted houses, archaeological sites and the geography of Tarasaigh/Taransay, describing the houses at Aoi [Uidh] which had been left by families who moved to Paible [Paibeil] including 'a nice box of a house in front with one chim[ney] & plastered' and their situation as being in a 'beautiful spot'. The accompanying sketch is of Clach an Teampuill which is on Croc an Teampuill [Cnoc an Teampuill] and noted are its dimensions, that it is made of grey granite and that its situation...
Dates: 9 July 1870
Scope and Contents Notes probably collected from Alexander MacKenzie, Uisgebhagh/Uiskevagh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, on Fenian placenames and associated poems including a verse each from Laoidh Dhiarmaid and Laoidh Mhanuis. MacKenzie describes Gleann-na- tullach and Gleann-na-muice [Gleann Tùlacha, possibly Pollan na muice and Poll-iù/Poolewe, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] as being to the south and to the north of Suidheachan Fhinn, where Fenians used to hunt and where Fionn sat 'dar bha Diarmad a ruith "na...
Scope and Contents Notes on Miulay [Miùghlaigh/Mingulay] describing its bay as 'of an ampitheatre form...like an old-fash[ioned] military saddles (sic)'. Croc Conain and Creagan rua [Cnoc Conain, Creagan Ruadh] are noted as where the houses 'stood of old when the plauge (sic) came' adding 'Creag na h-aoinaig and Biola creag [Bual na Creige] are the same.'
Notes on place-names and archaeology made on a journey between Caolas Stiatair House and Tarbert market, 7 July 1870
Scope and Contents Notes on place-names and archaeology made on a journey between Caolas Stiatair House and Tarbert market [An Tairbeart, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] with Rev. Don[ald] Macintosh [MacKintosh], S[outh] Uist [Uibhist a Deas] and Mr Archie MacRae, Huisinnish [Huisinis]. The notes are quite abbreviated but include a mention of trap dykes at Loch chistevad [Loch Cisteabhat] in the middle of which was a castle, which someone tried to drain to get to the castle but failed; and a note that nearby at Clach...
Dates: 7 July 1870
Scope and Contents Notes on places in Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire noting, that there was a taigh seilg at Croc Bheolain [Cnoc Bheolain]; that Clach Liath is named after the stone found there; Clach Bheathain is at Port Bheathain in Fiart near Muisdal [Eilean Musdile] and that Dul Rua Neacail [Dùghall Ruadh Neacail] had climbed on top of it; that Clach an Trinis is in Aoine Achanis; and that Tobar, Port and Muillean Killmhoire are close to Killmhoire [Tobar Mhuillean, Port a' Mhuillean/Miller's...
Dates: September 1870
Notes on rocks around Iona and Lismore; whether the rocks have been sculpted; and place-names connected to them, c1893
Scope and Contents Notes on rocks around Iona and Lismore including the tidal sgeirs called An Draidhean and Lieth sgeir [An Dreadhan, Liath Sgeir, Lios Mòr, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] including their situations and that rock from Liath Sgeir was quarried for tombstones on Lismore and I Chaluim Chille/Iona. Also notes that Lithe [liath] or Li is the word for a flagstone, Leac-lithe [leac-liath] being the term for tombstone in Lismore, Iona and Inbhir Aora/Inveraray. He notes that Inis nan Draoidhean or Inis...
Scope and Contents Notes on the burial place at Ceillegridh [Ceilegraigh/Killegray], an island close to Easaigh/Ensay, described as a 'pretty isle with a good house where the factor sometimes lives'. The burying place is noted as being at Ru-an teampuil [Teampull na b' Annait] on the north point of the island 'on a ledge washed by the waves'. There is a small ruin there and the soil is so shallow that 'the coffins rest upon the flat rock. The ends of the grave app[ear] fr[om] the wash away of the...
Dates: 13 July 1870
Scope and Contents Notes on the island of Esaidh [Easaigh/Ensay, Siorramachd Inbhir-Nis/Inverness-shire] that Arch[ibald] Stewart, proprietor of Taigh Easaigh [Ensay House] had made good additions to a fine house but that it was too close to the bay - 'This is its only fault'. The situation and composition of the old temple is noted and that it is being used as a stable and of the same style as Teampull Tao Deas [Teampull Taobh Deas/Teampull an t-Sagairt, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris]. Also noted is Croc a caisteal...
Dates: 13 July 1870