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Isle of Barra Inverness-shire Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 280 Collections and/or Records:

Fragment of a story entitled 'Luideag na h Aibhine', 1901

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/77
Scope and Contents

Fragment of a story entitled 'Luideag na h Aibhine' in which a man ties a woman up in front of his house but she escapes and curses him. The story probably originated in Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] although it is likely to have been collected on the Isle of Barra/Barraigh. Text has been scored through.

Dates: 1901

Fragment of a story in which a man has a vision of himself, 1901

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/19
Scope and Contents

Fragment of a story in which a man from Cille bharra [Cille Bharra, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] has a vision of himself at Allasdal [Allasdale]. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: 1901

Fragment of a verse beginning 'A Sheath[ain] sa Sheath[ain]', 21 May 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/15
Scope and Contents

Fragment of a verse [possibily a charm] collected from Donald MacPhee, blacksmith, Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra which reads 'A Sheath[ain] sa Sheath[ain], Toradh coirc Earraghoil toradh coirc Eara'ail' which was composed by Mor ni Dhiarmaid ic Sheathain ic Dhunachai ic Earraghoil [nian] Dhonuil Eoin am Bearnari [Beàrnaraigh/Berneray].

Dates: 21 May 1869

Fragment of 'L[aoidh] Muilleartaich, '1866

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/15
Scope and Contents

Fragment of L[aoidh] Muilleartaich [Laoidh Muileartach] beginning 'Bha e mar illibhinn aillibhinn chreag, Mar streadharnan ainibheasach thugain'. The song is composed of two verses of four lines each and was written first in pencil and then written over in ink.

Dates: '1866

Fragment of song entitled 'Bron Binn', September 1872

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/121
Scope and Contents

Fragment of song entitled 'Bron Binn' [Am Bròn Binn or The Sweet Sorrow] collected from Catrina Pearson, wife of Alex[ander] Macfarlane, Ceant[an]g[abhal], Barra [Catherine MacFarlane née Pearson or MacPherson, Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Isle of Barra/Barraigh] beginning 'Bha bana-bhuitseach is domhain a fala feadh an -saol'. Text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere. The second part of this song can be found at Coll-97/CW90/123.

Dates: September 1872

Hymn for the dying, 1901

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/12
Scope and Contents

Hymn for the dying collected from Peggie MacNeill, Gleann/Glen, Barraigh/Isle of Barra beginning 'M anamsa an a laimhs a Righ, A Righ na carach neo. The song is composed of nineteen lines. Peggie states that she heard the prayer from her father John MacNeill and she has taught them to her own children noting 'Both [her parents] had many many old hymns now lost and never heard - not even the name of them.' Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: 1901

Incomplete transcription of notes on Cladh Bhrianain, Late 19th century to early 20th century

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/7
Scope and Contents

Incomplete transcription of notes on Cladh Bhrianain [St Brendan's Graveyard, Barraigh/Barra] which appear on folio 17v and 18r.

Dates: Late 19th century to early 20th century

List of four prayers or charms with details about where, when and from whom they were collected, c1893

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW126g/6
Scope and Contents

List of four prayers or charms with details about where, when and from whom they were collected, the items being 'Urnuigh Chadail', 'Eolas an Tairbhin', 'Eolas Beum Sula' and 'Marking the Lamb'.

Dates: c1893

List of names of fish and shellfish, August 1903

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW178/22
Scope and Contents

List of names of fish and shellfish probably collected on the Barraigh/Isle of Barra including 'Deanadh maorach - App[lies] to the limpet only - Musgan or Coilleag-Struban = Cailleach (Kintire)' [Cinn Tìre/Kintyre]. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: August 1903

List of names of wells and chapel on Barra, 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/14
Scope and Contents

List of names of wells and a chapel on Barra [Barraigh], possibly all around Loch Tangasdail, including Tobar nam Buagh, Caibeal Loch Thangastail or Caisteal St-Clair [Dún Mhic Leòid], and in Eoligarry are Tobar Bharra and Tobar Mhoire.

Dates: 1869