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Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Description of Uamh 'n Talla Dheirg

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/49
Scope and Contents Description of Uamh 'n Talla Dheirg [Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] collected from Hector MacIosaig [Hector MacIsaac], Kean Langabhat, Iochdar [Ceann Langabhat, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] that it 'enters fr[om] the sea long dist[ance] natural [cave]'.

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1870 to 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing the stories 'Rocabarrai' and 'Cugarbhad'; some songs and song fragments; customs relating to religious festivals, particularly on the Isle of Barra; stories about the MacNeil of Barra; stories and archaeological notes on Castle Beagram [Caisteal Bheagram, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]; cattle charms and stories about the Lochlannaich [Vikings]. As well as archaeological notes on chapels and cemeteries the majority of the notebook entries...

Note about Cladh Choinnich in Fuday, 5 April 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/42
Scope and Contents Note about Cladh Choinnich in Fudey [Fuidheigh/Fuday] collected from Hector MacIosaig [Hector MacIsaac], Kean Langabhat, Iochdar [Ceann Langabhat, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] that it is named 'from Caonneach Bharrach burying his oide & muime there' [foster parents]. Written over the text in pencil is 'Hector Mac Iosaig Kean Langabhat Ioc[hdar] 5 Apr[il] 1872 Friday See no.13 B[ook] p[age] 138.'

Note about the verse 'Rann Liadail', 5 April 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/47
Scope and Contents Note about the verse 'Rann Liadail' collected from Hector MacIosaig [Hector MacIsaac], Kean Langabhat, Iochdar [Ceann Langabhat, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The verse is said to have been composed by 'The Cailleach of Liadail' [Liathdail] who was said to have been 100 years old when she composed the verse. Several placenames are mentioned including Loch a' Cheann Dughain at Howbeag [Tobha Beag/Howbeg]; the river Ionnair Mòr flowing from Coire Ruevail on Teacal into Loch Druidibig [An...

Placename derivation for Uamh nan Strariachean, 5 April 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/48
Scope and Contents Placename derivation for Uamh nan Straraichean [Uamh nan Srathraichean, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] collected from Hector MacIosaig [Hector MacIsaac], Kean Langabhat, Iochdar [Ceann Langabhat, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. It is described as the place where people left their saddles while they were at the airidh [sheiling].

Story about a poor Benbecula man building an airidh [sheiling] on South Uist

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/46
Scope and Contents Story about a poor Benbecula [Beinn na Faoghla] man building an airidh [sheiling] on South Uist [Uibhist a Deas] collected from Hector MacIosaig [Hector MacIsaac], Kean Langabhat, Iochdar [Ceann Langabhat, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The story tells how he came to Stoneybridge [Staoinebrig] and saw that others went to Hellisdale [Sheileasdal] to make an airidh there as fish and milk were so plentiful. He decided to go a little further to Glen Liadail [Gleann Liathdail] but he and his...

Transcription notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1864-1869

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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'....