Baleshare North Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'Eolas an t Sniamh' [Eòlas an t-Sniamh or Charm of the Sprain] collected from Fionaghal ni[ghean] Chaluim or MacLeod [Flora MacLeod], Baileshear [Baile Shear/Baleshare, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. The charm begins 'Chai C[riosd] amach is fhuair e snai nan each air an cuar ma seach' and is repeated three times while a linen thread is twisted, a knot put on one end first, then the middle and then put around the affected joint. Across the text is written in ink 'Transcribed into...
Dates: 7 April 1875
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'Ora rinn Moire' collected from Raon[a]id Stewart [Rachel Stewart], Baileshear [Baile Shear/Baleshare, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] beginning 'Ora rinn Moire dha na chaoil bhoc eir urlar a ghlinn'. Written across the text in ink is 'Transcribed B[ook] III p[age] 126.
Dates: 7 April 1875
Copy of a manuscript about the family of Mac Iain vic Hemish [Donald MacDonald, Mac Iain Mhic Sheumais] and accompanying note, 9 April 1866
Scope and Contents Copy of a manuscript about Mac Iain vic Hemish [Donald MacDonald, Mac Iain Mhic Sheumais] originally written by James MacDonald at Kalin [Ceallan/Kallin, Griomsaigh/Grimsay] June 1837. The text describes Mac Iain Mhic Sheumais's prowess as a warrior from an early age including his involvement in the Battle of Cuilen in Skye [An Cuilthionn/Cuillin, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] where he killed the MacLeod of Gesto. There is also a detailed account of a raid by MacLeods of Harris on...
Dates: 9 April 1866
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing an essay entitled 'Bards and Bardism of the Highlands'; some notes on archaeology in Barra [Barraigh], Vatersay [Bhatarsaigh] and Sandray [Sanndraigh]; Fenian songs and poems; songs and poems relating to the MacDonalds; and a story entitled 'Prince Charlie's Pipe' mostly collected from South Uist [Uibhist a Deas] and Benbecula [Beinn na Faoghla].
Scope and Contents Note about the Reverend Duncan Robertson, Episcopal minister, who is thought to have drowned at Ath-na-Dise, Baleshear [Baile Sear/Baleshare, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] about 200 years ago [c.late 17th century].
Scope and Contents Note relating to Duns around North Uist some having their location or appearance described. Duns mentioned are: Dun Du, Loch Hanndary [Dùn Dubh, Loch]; Dun-more Iollairy [Dùn Mòr Iolaraigh], Dun na holla Baileshear [Dùn na h-Òla, Baile Sear/Baleshare], Dun na Dise [Dùn na Dìse], Dun -a ghemhlich, Loch Una [Dùn a' Gheimlich, Loch Huna], Dun ban, Loch carsva [Dùn Bàn, Loch Carabhat], Dun Loch Hundary W[est] Lee [Dùn] [all Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. The note also mentions that three duns built...
Scope and Contents Notes about John Stewart, Baleshare [Baile Sear, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] who had heard that Carmichael was searching for 'old things' and wanted to 'unburd[en] his mind' to Carmichael but never did although as Carmichael states 'I so often wished'.
Dates: 23 March 1869
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Na H-Iolairean' beginning 'A Dhun dui sin ’s a Dhun dui' collected from Fionaghal nin Chalum Nic Leoid [Flora MacLeod], Baileshear [Baile Sear/Baleshare, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. Carmichael notes that Flora heard this from John Stewart at Baleshare who died in 1868 age 78.
Dates: 23 March 1869
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Oran Si' [Seathan] collected from Mairi Fheargustan nin Coruna [Mary Ferguson], Carnish [Cairinis/Carinish, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] beginning 'Hura hurabhi o, B anns Seathan cul tota'. The song is composed of fifty lines and contains a number of annotations and amendments. The accompanying story tells how an old man in Baleshare [Baile Shear/Baleshare] called Iain mac Aonais MacAulay [John MacAulay] heard the song on a warm day while pulling heather at a known haunted knoll...
Dates: 29 May 1869 and 15 June 1869