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Benbecula Inverness-shire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Prophecy about a battle at Aird-nan-ceann

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/145
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula of a prophecy about a battle to be fought at Aird-nan-ceann, which is between Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle and Braobh-fhaothail, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula. The story quotes the prophecy of Cainneach Oar [Coinneach Odhar or Kenneth MacKenzie].
Dates: 15 July 1870 to 19 October 1871

Prophecy about Benbecula by Coinneach Odhar, 6 February 1885

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/273
Scope and Contents Prophecy about Benbecula [Beinn na Faoghla] by Coinneach Odhar collected from Sorch[a] MacPherson, 'our excellent servant', 31 Raeburn Place [Dùn Èideann/Edinburgh]. The prophecy begins 'Aird nan ceann, Aird nan ceann, Is math liom fhein nach mi bhios ann'.
Dates: 6 February 1885

Story about Coinneach Odhar [The Brahan Seer], 3 January 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/9
Scope and Contents Story collected at Gramsdall [Gramasdail/Gramsdale, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] about Coinneach Odhar [The Brahan Seer] telling how following a dream he had, he got his powers of prophesy from a stone in a box he had found on the strand. Later he threw the stone into a loch near Loch Ness and it was said that when the stone is recovered all his prophesies will come true. The story also lists several of Coinneach Odhar's prophesies relating to Uist and Barra including the presence of grey geese...
Dates: 3 January 1872