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...
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.
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...
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'.
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.
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...