Hogha Gearraidh North Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'Eolas a Chrannachain' collected from Margaret Macdonald, age 80, Howgearry, North Uist [Hogha Gearraidh/Hogharry, Uibhist a Tuath] beginning 'Tha glug a seo tha glag a seo' which was said while churning, keeping in time with the loinid [churn-staff]. The second part of the charm, which is said while finishing the churning begins 'Thuig a storm thuig'. A note in the margin reads 'Action song'.
Dates: 25 November 1880
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing field and transcribed material. The notebook is inscribed on the front inside cover with the following: 'Scrap Book MS No1 Alex[ander] Carmichael (of Lismore) Inland Revenue Lochmaddy N[orth] Uist] 1864'. On the recto side of the fly leaf is written 'Angus MacDonald Staoinebrig tale teller' and on the verso side of the fly leaf is written 'Bought at Drew's Saint columb Cornwall this 17 day of Nov[ember] 1864 A. A. Carmichael p2/3'....
Scope and Contents Fragment of a song beginning 'Bha thu air bannais a raoir' which is part of the comic song entitled 'Port (Duet)' between Donull Cuimineach and Alasdair Taillear found at CW113/30.
Scope and Contents Fragment of a song beginning 'Cha nileach agam ni sgriob ars Donill Cuimeineach', which is probably part of the comic song entitled 'Port (Duet)' found at CW113/30.
Scope and Contents Fragment of a song beginning 'Cha ro[bh] dad a shibhinn oirre, S ged nach faighinn idir i' which is probably part of the comic song entitled 'Port (Duet)' between Donull Cuimineach and Alasdair Taillear found at CW113/30. This piece of text is written upside down on the page.
Scope and Contents Note under the heading 'Roin' about seals from Causmal [Causmal, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] under the heading 'Roin' stating that they belong to Baile rathail, Peighinne mhoir and Hougearaidh [Baile Raghnaill/Balranald, Peighinn Mhòr/Penmore and Hogha Gearraidh/Hougharry]. It gives the names of the different seals which go to the minister, the blacksmith and the people of Boreray [Boraraigh].
Scope and Contents Note about tree roots seen on Vally [Bhàlaigh/Vallay] and Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist, that large roots are visible at Bun Na Crìbhe and Trai Ghrìt on Vallay and also at Griminish, Trai Bhan and Hougeary [Bun na Craoibhe, Tràigh Ghrìt, Tràigh Bhàn and Hogha Gearraidh/Hougharry].
Dates: November 1873
Scope and Contents Note about Una [nighean Rìgh Lochlann], clans and archaeological sites in North Uist [Uibhist a Tuath] which states that the MacIsaacs, MacAulays and MacCuishes arrived there with Una. She is said to have built Kille moire at Howgeary [Cille Mhoire/Kilmuir, Hogha Gearraidh/Hougharry] while Clan MacVicar are said to have been burnt by her in Uamh airi nam faochag [Uamh Àirigh nam Faochag]. He notes that there are no chapels at either Airdvorain or Sgealoir [Àird a' Mhò rain and Dùn Sgealair].
Scope and Contents Note relating to the MacCodrum family, to which John MacCodrum, the bard, belonged, including that the family were 'Oda[i]r nan ron' [Caisteal Odair of the seals] and that their land was in Griminis/Griminish, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist. John MacCodrum's patronymic is given and mention is made of 'Poul rua (Maclean) Houghge[arry]' [Hogha Gearraidh/Hougharry] that he was ''s motha is a mac Odrum' . Across the text is written in ink 'Transcribed into No I B[ook] p[age] 196 A. A. C. [Alexander...
Dates: November 1873
Scope and Contents Saying, arising from a man asking his neighbour what was the greatest difficulty he ever suffered, the response being 'Crann gann ganadach an talla tana teann eich gun rian ga tharruin agus bean gun chiall nan ceann.'