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Isle of Barra Inverness-shire Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 280 Collections and/or Records:

Note entitled Cladh Bhrianain Barra, 5 March 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/4
Scope and Contents

Copy of notes on a graveyard and chapel in Barra [Cladh Bhrianain and Caibeal Bhrianain/St Brendan's Graveyard and St Brendan's Chapel, Barraigh] another version of which is found on folios 17v to 18v. A diagram of the chapel is included. The note mentions that Aonas mac Fir Dhaileile is the only priest known to have died in Barra and he is buried 'in the caibeal beag' [the small chapel].

Dates: 5 March 1869

Note entitled 'Fishing Banks', 1884

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/267
Scope and Contents

Note entitled 'Fishing Banks' stating that fishing banks in Norway and Barra are both apportioned in the same way. The banks are allotted by the people and a bank may belong to a tribe living forty miles up a fjord.

Dates: 1884

Note entitled 'Gaelic', 1885

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/276
Scope and Contents

Note entitled 'Gaelic' dealing with the education of children in Gaelic, stating that in Barra [Barraigh] it has been said that there are some parents who 'do not want school'.

Dates: 1885

Note entitled 'Purgatory', September 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/129
Scope and Contents

Note entitled 'Purgatory' collected on the Isle of Barra [Barraigh] explaining the four stages of purgatory. The note then goes on to describe prayers made by women especially at funerals for the souls of the departed. Carmichael notes 'No cairns in Barra for the dead'. This text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: September 1872

Note of a bird sighting, 1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/31
Scope and Contents

Note of a bird sighting collected from Mal[colm] Macaulay at Allt Barra [Barraigh/Isle of Barra]. The bird is described as 'Body pure white size of a Buna bhuachaille' [great northern diver] and it was seen in the spring of 1870 and 1871. The text has been scored through in ink as if to indicate it has been transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: 1871

Note on a cross with holes at Kilbar, Barra, 1877

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/33
Scope and Contents

Note about a cross with four holes in it at Kilbar [Cille-bharra, Barraigh/Barra], stating that the holes were for the chains used to tie a criminal to the cross for three Sundays at the door of the chapel.

Dates: 1877

Note on archaeological sites around Barraigh/Isle of Barra, September 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/152
Scope and Contents

Note on archaeological sites around Barraigh/Isle of Barra, including a cromleac [cromlech] at Cliff [Dùn Cliobh], a well there which was destroyed, Chreaga La'uir, Dunanrua [Dùn Loch nic Ruaidhe] and Castle Loch Tangasdale [Dùn Mhic Leòid].

Dates: September 1872

Note on superstitions relating to harvesting and fishing, 1901

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/58
Scope and Contents

Note on superstitions relating to harvesting and fishing including that a man would take off his bonnet on seeing the new [harvest], that an east coast man who sees a salmon coming up with the net shakes his head and that in Miulay [Miùghlaigh/Mingulay] the harvest is cut on a Friday, with the first corn sown being consecrated with holy water.

Dates: 1901

Note possibly a proverb which reads 'Rinneadh connalachdh an Goth air a cham Chollach', 1901

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/78
Scope and Contents

Note possibly a proverb which reads 'Rinneadh connalach dh an sgoth air a cham Chollach'. Text has been scored through.

Dates: 1901

Note that a woman in Kentengval made 'wonderful' predictions, 1901

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/18
Scope and Contents

Note that a woman in Keantangval [Ceanntangabhal, Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] made 'wonderful' predictions known as 'frìth'. Part of the text is unclear and it has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: 1901