Smeircleit South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Note on the places 'Aber-tibirt' and 'Tobar-thubirt' which reads 'Aber-tibirt at the head of Loch tiacais. Morver[n] Tobar-thibirt = Smercleit'. [Ardantiobairt, Loch Teacuis, A' Mhorbhairne/Morvern, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire and Smeircleit, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Poem entitled 'Briara Fhinn ri Oscar' collected from Do'ul mac an t-Shaoir Do'ul mac Dhouil ic Thearlaich [Donald MacIntyre], catechist, Aird, Beinn na faothla Uist deas [Àird, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'A mhic mo mhic se thui[r]t an righ, Oscar a righ nan og fhlath'. The poem is composed of twenty six lines. MacIntyre states that he 'Heard this 60 years ago from an old man John Mac Aonais (Iain og mac Fhionlai) [John MacInnes] an Smearcleit Uist D[eas]...
Dates: 22 March 1867
Scope and Contents Poem entitled 'Moladh Ghoill Fionn' Don'al mac Dho'uil ic Thearlaich [Donald MacIntyre, catechist, Àird/Aird, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] beginning 'Aird aigne Ghoill fear cog. Fhin[n], Laoch leoin lòin ful. nac tim' and is poem composed of fifteen lines. Carmichael notes that he heard the story from John MacInnes, Smeircleit/Smercleit, uibhist a Deas/South Uist who told him the previous poem, and that MacIntyre 'himself is about 70 or 71'.
Dates: 21 March 1867
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Braon binn' [Am Bron Binn or The Sweet Sorrow] collected from Iain MacLeoid [John MacLeod], crofter, Iocar [Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The song begins 'Chunnaig righ Braitean na shuain, An aona bhean a b fhear smaigh fo'n ghrein' and is composed of forty lines. An accompanying note states that the woman in the song was a sorceress who made the king dream and she killed Sir Falaich. Carmichael also notes the name of Angus McInnes [Angus MacInnes], Smerclait...
Dates: 10 January 1865 - 12 November 1870
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Lorg An Ogain' collected from Aonas Mac Aonais [Angus MacInnes], crofter, Smearcleait, Uibhist a Chinne Deas [Smeircleit, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] on 13 January 1865, beginning 'Lorg an ogain seach an t-àth, An ceum rò mhath tha so shian'. The song has nineteen verses and was transcribed from [field] notebook number II, page 19. Additions have been made to the text in pencil and in ink. The note preceding the song explains that it is a story in which the Fenians try to find out...
Dates: 12 November 1870
Scope and Contents Story about the youngest Macintire [MacIntyre] son at Smearclat [Smeircleit/Smerclate, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] being turned into an excellent piper by the fairies. The young man's father and brother were celebrated pipers but this son had never played the pipes before. Following his encounter with the fairies, visitors to the house made him play and when he played so well they remarked 'If this be the worst piper of the family what must the others be'.
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Sgrios Nam Piocach' collected from Aonas Mac Aonais [Angus MacInnes], crofter, Smearclait Uist D [Smeircleit/Smerclate, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] collected on 13 January 1865, which tells how King Kenneth [Kenneth mac Alpin] waged war on the Picts and killed them all. The accompanying note states that Angus heard the story from his father, who was an old man full of old stories.
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Sithein a Phiobaire' [Sìthein a' Phìobaire] collected from Kilpheadair S Uist [Cille Pheadair/Kilpheder, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The story relates to Clann an t saoir Smearcleit [MacIntyres of Smeircleit/Smerclate] who were a talented family. One of their sons was a 'lecheallach' [leth-chiallach or half-wit] who was not fit to be a piper so was sent to watch cattle. He saw the light in the fairy hill and went in remembering to place a knife or nail in the door and said to...
Dates: September 1872