South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Story about Cugarbhat, king of the cats [collected from Neil MacEachen, crofter, Tobha Beag/Howbeg, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] in which Mac vurich [MacMhuirich] is out hunting and his dogs kill Cugarbhat in a cave. A cat asks MacMhuirich if his dogs killed Cugarbhat three times and on each occasion grows larger eventually jumping at MacMhuirich's throat. The text here is heavily abbreviated. A fuller version can be found in CW154 folio 30r.
Scope and Contents Story about Nighean Uspaid and St Columba's Chapel at Howmore [Caibeal nan Sagart/Caibeal nan Sagairt, Tobha Mòr, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] probably collected from Neil Maceachain [Neil MacEachan, crofter, Tobha Beag/Howbeg]. The story states that Nighean Uspaid travelled with masons, preparing their food for them and they made a grave for her in all the churches in Scotland. The location of 'Leaba Nin Uspaid' is described, and the ancient and newer chapels are differentiated as Caibeal Mòr...
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Cugarbhad, 'Righ nan Cat'' collected from Niall Maceachain [Neil MacEachan], crofter, Towbeag [Tobha Beag/Howbeg, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] in which Macmhurich Mor Staoligearraidh [MacMhuirich mò from Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry] is out hunting and his dogs kill Cugarbhat in a cave. A cat asks MacMhuirich if his dogs killed Cugarbhat three times and on each occasion grows larger eventually jumping at MacMhuirich's throat. One annotation has been made to the text in pencil.
Dates: 16 May 1872
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, inscribed on the front inside cover with 'Alexander Arch[ibal]d Carmichael H. M. Inland Revenue. Iocar, South Uist 27th April 1872 No IV' [Iochdar, Uibhist a Deas] Printed on the front cover are the words 'General Entry Book No, 247'. The book contains five stories 'Clann Uisne', 'Torac na Taine', 'Rocabarraidh', 'Cugarbhad, Righ nan Cat' and an untitled story about a cockerel and a fox, collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, Beinn na...