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South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:

Description of Dùn Uislan, 5 April 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/51
Scope and Contents Description of the condition, appearance and situation of Dùn Uislan on Loch Uislan [Dùn Uisealan, Loch Uisealan, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] collected from Hector MacIosaig [Hector MacIsaac], Kean Langabhat, Iochdar [Ceann Langabhat, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist].

Description of Uamh 'n Talla Dheirg

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/49
Scope and Contents Description of Uamh 'n Talla Dheirg [Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] collected from Hector MacIosaig [Hector MacIsaac], Kean Langabhat, Iochdar [Ceann Langabhat, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] that it 'enters fr[om] the sea long dist[ance] natural [cave]'.

Family history relating to Clann ic ill ria'aich and Clann ic Iosaig [Clan MacIlriach and Clan MacIsaac], 5 April 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/44
Scope and Contents Family history relating to Clann ic ill ria'aich and Clann ic Iosaig [Clan MacIlriach and Clan MacIsaac] collected from Hector MacIosaig [Hector MacIsaac], Kean Langabhat, Iochdar [Ceann Langabhat, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] stating that they were the only family allowed to live at Liadail [Liathdail] and that anyone outwith that family who tried to settle there would be 'thrown ab[ou]t his head'.

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1870 to 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing the stories 'Rocabarrai' and 'Cugarbhad'; some songs and song fragments; customs relating to religious festivals, particularly on the Isle of Barra; stories about the MacNeil of Barra; stories and archaeological notes on Castle Beagram [Caisteal Bheagram, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]; cattle charms and stories about the Lochlannaich [Vikings]. As well as archaeological notes on chapels and cemeteries the majority of the notebook entries...

Fragment of a song beginning 'Air fairi e guiri ach grulan', 5 April 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/52
Scope and Contents Fragment of a song beginning 'Air fairi e guiri ach grulan, Buiean uallach tha aig iallai' probably collected from Hector MacIosaig [Hector MacIsaac], Kean Langabhat, Iochdar [Ceann Langabhat, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The song is composed of eight lines.

Fragment of a story for the song entitled 'Laoidh Earragain Mhoir', c1875

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/81
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story for the song entitled 'Laoidh Earragain Mhoir' collected from Eachun MacIosaig [Hector MacIsaac] Ceannlangabhad, Iocar, Uist Deas [Ceannlangabhat, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] on 6 October 1865. The story tells how when Fionn and the Fenians went hunting in Ireland every year, Righ Èirinn [King of Ireland] would give them men to look after them. In the winter, back in Scotland, the Fenians began their Christmas festivities and someone reported to Fionn that there were...

Note about Cladh Choinnich in Fuday, 5 April 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/42
Scope and Contents Note about Cladh Choinnich in Fudey [Fuidheigh/Fuday] collected from Hector MacIosaig [Hector MacIsaac], Kean Langabhat, Iochdar [Ceann Langabhat, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] that it is named 'from Caonneach Bharrach burying his oide & muime there' [foster parents]. Written over the text in pencil is 'Hector Mac Iosaig Kean Langabhat Ioc[hdar] 5 Apr[il] 1872 Friday See no.13 B[ook] p[age] 138.'

Note about the verse 'Rann Liadail', 5 April 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/47
Scope and Contents Note about the verse 'Rann Liadail' collected from Hector MacIosaig [Hector MacIsaac], Kean Langabhat, Iochdar [Ceann Langabhat, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The verse is said to have been composed by 'The Cailleach of Liadail' [Liathdail] who was said to have been 100 years old when she composed the verse. Several placenames are mentioned including Loch a' Cheann Dughain at Howbeag [Tobha Beag/Howbeg]; the river Ionnair Mòr flowing from Coire Ruevail on Teacal into Loch Druidibig [An...

Placename derivation for Uamh nan Strariachean, 5 April 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/48
Scope and Contents Placename derivation for Uamh nan Straraichean [Uamh nan Srathraichean, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] collected from Hector MacIosaig [Hector MacIsaac], Kean Langabhat, Iochdar [Ceann Langabhat, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. It is described as the place where people left their saddles while they were at the airidh [sheiling].

Poem entitled 'Clann An Lir' and accompanying story, 4 April 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW7/12
Scope and Contents Poem entitled 'Clann An Lir' [Children of Lir] collected from Hector Maciosaig, Eachann mac Ruarai [Hector MacIsaac], Ceannlangabhat, Iocar, South Uist [Iochdar, Uibhist a Deas] and accompanying story which explains that the verse was said to the gravedigger when he was digging the grave of the Children of Lir in Larne, Ireland and explains the enchantment under which the children were put. Additions have been made to the text in pencil and ink.