Grithean Isle of Barra Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Note about Caibeal Cui-Chros-é and Colla mac Spéir, 12 August 1871
Scope and Contents Note about Caibeal Cui-Chros-é and Colla mac Spéir collected from Daniel Macinnon [Daniel or Donald MacKinnon] Grin [Grithean/Grean, Barraigh/Isle of Barra]. The note describes the situation of the chapel as being 'fo bhonn na beinne bige on the south side of Beinn Eoligearry at Meallach' [Beinn Bheag Eolaigearraidh], that it is marked by a standing stone and that Colla mac Spéir built it but was also burned in it. Carmichael notes that it was referred to in Martin Martin's book ...
Dates: 12 August 1871
Note about Murdoch Macdonald at Borve, 1901
Scope and Contents Note which reads 'Murdoch Macdonald Borve [Borgh, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] whose wife is daught[er] of Alexander Macdonald wishes to get a croft in Grinn [Grithean/Greian]. Must help him.' Text has been crossed out.
Story about a water horse or each-uisge, 23 May 1869
Scope and Contents Story about a water horse or each-uisge collected from Roderick MacNeil, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay telling how a water horse took a girl away from her house on a Sunday and laid his head on her knee but she cut her apron around him to escape. He came again the following Sunday and carried her off to Creagan-oillt [possibly Creagan Uillt, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] and they were also seen at Glaic an da Bheann [Glaic an Dà Bheann]. After that her lungs were found floating on Lon-greann [possibly Lòn Mòr,...
Dates: 23 May 1869