Tobha Beag South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
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....
Dates: 6 April 1877
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing the stories 'Rocabarrai' and 'Cugarbhad'; some songs and song fragments; customs relating to religious festivals, particularly on the Isle of Barra; stories about the MacNeil of Barra; stories and archaeological notes on Castle Beagram [Caisteal Bheagram, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]; cattle charms and stories about the Lochlannaich [Vikings]. As well as archaeological notes on chapels and cemeteries the majority of the notebook entries...
Dates: 1870 to 1872
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing songs, poems, tales, names, vocabulary and expressions collected in the Outer Hebrides [Na h-Eileanan an Iar]. The first part of the volume contains transcriptions taken as Carmichael listened to informants in 1877 while the second part appears to be copies of previous transcriptions of material collected by Carmichael and Rev Malcolm MacPhail in 1874 and written into the notebook in 1891. Amongst the material is a version of the lament...
Dates: 1874, 1877 and 1891
Scope and Contents Genealogical notes entitled 'Maceachains' including the patronymics of two Neill Maceachains [Neil MacEachen] and notes on their connection with Ronald of Arasaig [Àrasaig/Arisaig, Siorramachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire], Howbeg [Tobha Beag, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and Marshal MacDonald, Duke of Tarentum. Also noted is how some of the family changed their name to MacDonald while the others remained as MacEachen and that Alexander Mor Howbig [Alexander MacEachen later MacDonald] had four...
Scope and Contents Ghost story about the King of Norway's daughter collected from Donald Macintire [MacIntyre], also known as Donul mac Neill, age 84, Howbeag, South Uist [Tobha Beag/Howbeg, Uibhist a Deas]. Part of this text has been scored through perhaps indicating it has been transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 6 April 1877
Note about archaeological sites around Loch Druidibeg, Howbeg, Snishival and Peninerine, South Uist, c1872
Scope and Contents Note about archaeological sites around Loch Druidibeag/Loch Druidibeg, Tobha Beag/Howbeg, Sniseabhal/Snishival and Peighinn nan Aoireann/Peninerine, South Uist. Including the locations of Eilean an Ràna, Eilean an t-Sagairt and Dùn Altripeadh [Dùn Altabrug]. He states that Dùn Altabrug is roofed; that 'sornaichean' [kilns] are visible on Eilean na Cre'ich on Loch Eilean an t-Sagairt and at Gearr-sgeirean, Peninerine at low-tide a 'bota-moina' [vein of peat] six feet high can also be seen.
Scope and Contents Note about Raol Donn and Blar an Dronga [Raghnall Donn MacDonald and Blàr and Dronga/Battle of Drong] noting that Raghnall was to fight Siol Leoid [Sìol Leòid or MacLeods] at Loch nan Arm near Howbeag [Tobha Beag/Howbeg, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and that his brother Dòmhnall was going to let him be killed by MacLeod. Raghnall's men lost and word was sent to [Dòmhnall] Mac Iain ic Sheumais on Eriskay that day '& he started running & got to Carnish [Cairinis/Carinish, Uibhist a...
Scope and Contents Note about the verse 'Rann Liadail' collected from Hector MacIosaig [Hector MacIsaac], Kean Langabhat, Iochdar [Ceann Langabhat, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The verse is said to have been composed by 'The Cailleach of Liadail' [Liathdail] who was said to have been 100 years old when she composed the verse. Several placenames are mentioned including Loch a' Cheann Dughain at Howbeag [Tobha Beag/Howbeg]; the river Ionnair Mòr flowing from Coire Ruevail on Teacal into Loch Druidibig [An...
Dates: 5 April 1872
Scope and Contents Story about Cugarbhat, king of the cats [collected from Neil MacEachen, crofter, Tobha Beag/Howbeg, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] in which Mac vurich [MacMhuirich] is out hunting and his dogs kill Cugarbhat in a cave. A cat asks MacMhuirich if his dogs killed Cugarbhat three times and on each occasion grows larger eventually jumping at MacMhuirich's throat. The text here is heavily abbreviated. A fuller version can be found in CW154 folio 30r.
Scope and Contents Story about Nighean Uspaid and St Columba's Chapel at Howmore [Caibeal nan Sagart/Caibeal nan Sagairt, Tobha Mòr, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] probably collected from Neil Maceachain [Neil MacEachan, crofter, Tobha Beag/Howbeg]. The story states that Nighean Uspaid travelled with masons, preparing their food for them and they made a grave for her in all the churches in Scotland. The location of 'Leaba Nin Uspaid' is described, and the ancient and newer chapels are differentiated as Caibeal Mòr...