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South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 356 Collections and/or Records:

Blessing for cattle entitled 'Rann Spreidh', 30 March 1877

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/83
Scope and Contents Fair copy of a blessing entitled 'Rann Spreidh' [Rann Sprèidh] collected from John Macinns [MacInnes] Iain mac Phadruig, age 74, crofter, Staoligearry [Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. Poem begins 'Siubhal beinne siubhal baile'. This text has been scored through perhaps indicating it has been transcribed elsewhere.

Charm beginning 'Cuir mise sian a bheatha bhuain', 10 April 1874

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/91
Scope and Contents Charm beginning 'Cuir mise sian a bheatha bhuain' [Sian a Bheatha bhuain or Charm of the Lasting Life] probably collected from Fionaghal MacLeod [Flora MacLeod], cottar, at Carnan, Iocar [Càrnan, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. Written across the text in ink is 'Transcribed B[ook] III p[age] 180 and the text has been scored through.

Charm entitled 'A Chloimh Chat', c1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW7/22
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'A Chloimh Chat' [The Catkin Wool] collected from John Paton or Beaton or Bethune, shepherd, Àird-nan-Laogh, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Buainidh mise Chloimh-chat, An lion a bhuain Bride o (romh?) 'glaic'. Additions have been made to it in ink and a tick indicates it has been transcribed elsewhere. A note also reads 'See p[age] 78'.

Charm entitled 'An Eala-Bhì', c1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW7/21
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'An Eala-Bhì' [St John's Wort] collected from John Paton or Beaton or Bethune, shepherd, Àird-nan-Laogh, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'An Eala-bhi! 'an Eala-bhi!, Mo niarach neach aig am bith'. Text has been marked as having been transcribed.

Charm entitled 'An Rua - Rose', 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW87/16
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'An Rua - Rose' for healing a reddened udder collected from Catherine MacIntosh, pauper, Staoligearry, South Uist [Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas] on 20 May 1875, beginning 'Seall a Chriost a bhean s a cioch air at'. Text has been scored through in pencil.

Charm entitled 'An t-Altacha Leapa', 6 April 1877

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/44
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'An t-Altacha Leapa' [An t-Altachadh Leapa] beginning ' An ainm an Ath[air] sa Mh[ic] san Sp[ioraid N[aoimh]' collected from Donald Macintire [MacIntyre], also known as Donul mac Neill, age 84, Howbeag, South Uist [Tobha Beag/Howbeg, Uibhist a Deas] in the midst of his story about the visit of the Duke of Tarentum. A comment at the end of the song states, 'Duke Tar[en]t[um] middle sized clear mind[ed] smart man high sight', which is followed by a comment in a different pencil....

Charm entitled 'An t-Eolas Foirbhein' and vocabulary note, 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW87/14
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'An t-Eolas Foirbhein' collected from Catherine MacIntosh, pauper, Staoligearry, South Uist [Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas] on 20 May 1875, beginning 'Oba chuir Moire gheal gu Brìde' acting as a spell against the evil eye. There is a note on vocabulary within the charm and a list of related charms, which is written in with a different ink. The text has been scored through in pencil.

Charm entitled 'An Torranan' and accompanying note, c1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW7/20
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'An Torranan' [Charm of the Figwort] collected from John Paton or Beaton or Bethune, shepherd, Aird-nan-Laogh, South Uist [Àird nan Laogh, Uibhist a Deas] and accompanying note, written transversely in a different ink over the text of the previous charm 'Eolas Beum Sula' (see Coll-97/CW7/19) and in the margin of folio 28v, describing where the figwort grows, how it is gathered and how it is used in the charm.

Charm entitled 'Bun Dearg' with vocabulary and accompanying note about medicinal plants, c1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW7/48
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'Bun Dearg' [Charm of the Red Water] beginning 'An t-eolas a rinn Calum-cille, Us leth chas sa churrachan'. The accompanying note gives vocabulary for plants which have medicinal properties, citing their uses for example 'The splitting of the human hair at the point is called gadmunn. The plant called the gadmunn prevents this hence the name.' Mention is also made of the availability of the plants in Iochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The plants are used for ailments in both...

Charm entitled 'Eolas Beum Sula', 14 October 1875

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW7/19
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'Eolas Beum Sula' [Charm for the Eye], collected from [Margaret] MacIntosh, wife of Donald MacIntosh, tailor, South Boisdale, South Uist [Uibhist a Deas] beginning 'Cuiri mis an oba so ri m shuil'.