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Gleann Liathdail South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Poem beginning 'Glean mo shir sa G lia dail' and accompanying story, c1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/71
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Poem beginning 'Glean mo shir sa G[leann] lia dail, Glean nach eil fianta ri fhaic' [Gleann Liathdail/Glen Liadale, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and accompanying story which tells how only a MacIosag [MacIsaac] ever dared to visit the glen until this rhyme was composed.

Dates: c1869

Song entitled 'Glen Liadail' and accompanying note, 16 September 1890

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/17
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Song entitled 'Glen Liadail' [Gleann Liathdail, Uibhist a Tuath/South Uist] beginning 'Challa hi hura bho, Chall hi o ho, Leanabain a leanabain, Dean cadal dhomh'. The song is composed of seventeen lines. The accompanying note reads, ' If praised the big man allowed strangers to pass. A wom[an] was run[nin]g & she fell. The house which was dark brimming filling up with sluagh. She then began to praise them.' Text has been scored through in pencil as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: 16 September 1890

Story about a poor Benbecula man building an airidh [sheiling] on South Uist

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/46
Scope and Contents Story about a poor Benbecula [Beinn na Faoghla] man building an airidh [sheiling] on South Uist [Uibhist a Deas] collected from Hector MacIosaig [Hector MacIsaac], Kean Langabhat, Iochdar [Ceann Langabhat, √Ćochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The story tells how he came to Stoneybridge [Staoinebrig] and saw that others went to Hellisdale [Sheileasdal] to make an airidh there as fish and milk were so plentiful. He decided to go a little further to Glen Liadail [Gleann Liathdail] but he and...
Dates: 1870 to 1872