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South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Story entitled 'Do'ull Gearr no Cearr' including a short verse, 24 January or February 1865

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW113/13
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Do'ull Gearr no Cearr' collected from Janet Currie, age 64, Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The story tells how Niall Mòr acquired the right from Mac 'Ic Ailean [Clanranald] to Baile-bhaird at Staolaigearai [Baile a' Bhàird, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and how his son Donald Gearr lost that right. Donald had married twice and his second wife realised that her children would come second to those of his first wife so she burnt the...

Two stories under the title 'Do'ull Gearr no Cearr' about Niall Mòr MacMhuirich and accompanying note, 1865 and 1875

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/18
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Do'ull Gearr no Cearr' collected from Janet MacIsaac née Currie, Staoinegrib/Stoneybridge, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist on 24 February 1865. The story tells how Niall Mòr MacMhuirich, Clanranald's bard was on Lord MacDonald's farm in Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist where it was customary to bring food and a fee for the blacksmith but instead Niall Mòr brought iron and charcoal. The MacDonald's wife fell out with Niall Mòr and chellenged him on what he had brought to which he replied,'...

Verse beginining 'Altrom ucair uacan [piuthair]', 27 May 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/47
Scope and Contents Verse possibly a curse collected from Penelope MacLellan, Ormacleit/Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Altrom ucair uacan [piuthair], Fear a mhiodacha mo chrocain'.