South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Story about Art, a Fenian warrior, collected from Eachann Maciosaig [Hector MacIsaac], Iocar [Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist], who heard it from Ruari Rua [Roderick MacQuien, catechist] and accompanying notes from the informant about story-telling. Hector begins with the sloinneadh [patronymic] of Caramag mac Art. The story then relates how Art married Nighean Rìgh Lochlann but cheated on her. Rìgh Lochlann was very angry so he banished Art overseas. He went travelling through...
Dates: 24 April 1866
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Toirioc Na Taineac' collected from Eachan MacIssac [erroneously given as 'MacLeod' in the text] 'Each[ann] mac Ruari', Ceannlangabhat, [Iochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist], who, the note states heard it from 'Ruary Rua' MacQuien, catechist when he was about fifteen or sixteen years old. Added that MacQuien had died about fifty years ago and that 'the lays of Os[sian] & the old stories of the Fian were his principal themes'.
Dates: 15 August 1873
Scope and Contents Transciption notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The inside front cover is inscribed in ink with 'Bought at Wadebridge Cornwall Dec[ember] 1 1864 p 1/6 A A Carmichael' and the opposite page has 'A A Carmichael' written on it in pencil. The notebook contains Fenian songs or tales mainly collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, some of which are repeated in full or in part. These include 'Laoidh na Muileartaich', 'Duan an Deirg' and 'A' Bhraoin Chaorain'....
Twenty six verses of Fenian poetry beginning 'Dearamad fhagha s an Iuthraich/Iuraich gun do rinn Fionn' and accompanying note, 6 October 1865
Scope and Contents Twenty six verses of Fenian poetry beginning 'Dearamad fhagha s an Iuthraich/Iuraich gun do rinn Fionn' probably collected from Eachan MacIsaig [Hector MacIsaac] Ceannlangabhat, [Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist], who, the note states, 'Learnt this from Ruairi Rua ceistir sa cheanna Tuath (Donallach) more than 50 years' [Roderick MacQuien, catechist]. The verses amount to one hundred and two lines.
Dates: 6 October 1865