Eriskay South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
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 Song entitled 'Laoi an Deirg ic Dreathain' [Duan an Deirg] collected from Iain MacInnes [John MacInnes], Eirisga [Eiriosgaigh/Eriskay] who in turn learned it from Ruaraidh Mac Iosaig [Roderick MacIssac, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula 'bho choinn fhad an t-saoghail' [a long time ago]. The song begins 'Innseam sgeul air Caiream an fhir mhoir, A thainig o'n ear le dochas buai'. Carmichael notes 'The reciter repeated this most correctly all through except one quatrain. After having written the lay from...
Dates: 24 March 1866
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'An Ceatharnach' collected from Donull Mac Iain mac Iain ic Ra'al [Donald Johnston], crofter, Eirisga [Eiriosgaigh/Eriskay]. An Ceatharnach caol riach [grey grizzled outlaw] arrives at O Donuil's [O'Donnell] banquet having travelled through Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man and asks to listen to the music. He is not invited in but goes in anyway and after several musicians play he plays the clarsach and sends the whole room to sleep except for Galloglach who get hold of an...
Dates: 5 December 1865
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Mac Iain ic Sheumais' collected from Mrs MacLenan [Penelope MacLellan], Ormacleit [Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] whose father was a great or great great grandson of Donul [Dòmhnall] Mac I[ain] ic Sheumas and who was named after him. Eiriosgaigh/Eriskay
Dates: 27 May 1869
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Submerged Church', collected from Ken[neth] MacKenzie, mason, Dallabrog [Dalabrog/Daliburgh, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] at Eirisg, Barra [Eirisgeigh/Eriskay, Barraigh/Isle of Barra]. MacKenzie tells Carmichael that he was made aware of the church, Caibeal MhicCeallaich, by another man while shearing sheep. He describes the dimensions and composition of the building in detail and its location as 'Below Bornish Uarach s[outh] side of point Lowest spring tide' [Bornais Uarach/Upper...
Dates: 4 November 1873