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Drimsdale South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Song entitled 'Lorg An Ogain' and accompanying story, c1875

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/74
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Lorg An Ogain' collected from Aonas Mac Aonais [Angus MacInnes], crofter, Smearcleit [Smeircleit/Smercleit, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] on 13 January 1865, beginning 'Lorg an ogain seach an t-ath, An ceum ro-mhath tha ro-dhian'. The song is composed of thirty-seven lines, two lines of which have been denoted as 'Fonn'. Pencil annotations mark the text into eighteen verses. The accompanying story gives the background to the song in which someone is stealing the Fenians' food while...
Dates: c1875

Story about Prince Charles Edward Stuart, 16 September 1890

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/18
Scope and Contents Story about Prince Charles Edward Stuart [Bonnie Prince Charlie], that he had a drink of milk from a black sheep on Brai Bhornish [Bràigh Bhornais, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and that a party of red soldiers asked a man if they had seen the Prince, to which he replied that he had just parted company with him. The soldiers ordered him to take them to the Prince and that they would reward him so he took them up Drimore [Driomor] and all but one of the soldiers fell away, whereupon the man hit...
Dates: 16 September 1890

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

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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...
Dates: 24 January or February 1865

Story entitled 'Dun -Ra'ail', 29 January 1875

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/124
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Dun -Ra'ail' [Dùn Raghnaill] probably collected from John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist telling how Dùn Raghnaill came to be built. Raol mac Ailein [Raghnall mac Ailein or Ranald MacDonald of Clanranald] lived at Dremisdale Dreumasdal/Drimsdale and his son in Morar [Mòrar, Siorrachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire]. After a hard spring, his son came ashore at Loch Sgioport looking for food but he refused to give him any. In the...
Dates: 29 January 1875

Story entitled 'Sgrios nam Piocach', 13 January 1865

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW113/7
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Sgrios nam Piocach' [The Destruction of the Picts] collected from Aonas Mac Aonais [Angus MacInnes], crofter, Smearclait [Smeircleit/Smerclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] which tells how King Kenneth [Kenneth mac Alpin] waged war on the Picts and killed them all. Carmichael notes 'Chual Aonas Mac Aonais so bho aithait - nis na fhior shean dhuine.' [Angus heard this from his father who is now a very old man.]
Dates: 13 January 1865

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

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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,'...
Dates: 1865 and 1875