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Tangasdal Isle of Barra Inverness-shire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Note about wells and duns in the area known as 'Tir-Unga' on the Isle of Barra, 24 September 2871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/103
Scope and Contents Note about wells and duns on Isle of Barra [Barraigh]. Carmichael mentions that no one could pass Tobar nam Buadh without drinking from it for good luck; that there are stairs going down underground at Dùn Chnoc nan Ceann at Cille Bharra, between Ciolla [Chiall] and An Tuirc and that this area was known as 'Tir-Unga'. Also noted are the uses made of duns and their stones and a legend about a battle fought at Bogach na Fala, which is near Dùn an Dudaire. A battle was fought there and...
Dates: 24 September 2871

Song beginning 'Hu ru o na hi oro' and accompanying story, 21 May 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/11
Scope and Contents Song collected from Donald MacPhee, blacksmith, Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra, beginning 'Hu ru o na hi oro, Na nam faite Seathain ri fhuasgla[dh]' [Seathan Mac Rìgh Èireann] composed of fifteen lines. The story tells how the song was composed by an aunt of MacLeod of Harris to MacNeill Dhun an t-Sleibh [Dùn an t-Sleibh, Barraigh/Isle of Barra], her husband. She alleged that a priest had tried to take advantage of her in the confessional the response to which was that the priest...
Dates: 21 May 1869

Story about the prophecy of a young man's death, 1901

Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/89
Scope and Contents Story about the prophecy of a young man's death probably collected on Barraigh/Isle of Barra. The young man and his father were out on the hill when a little old man met them. He said that within a year the young man would have 'am foid tha fo chas na cluasaig fo chean' [the sod under his feet as a pillow for his head] and disappeared. The father cut the sod that was beneath his son's feet and threw it out to sea. In the summer, the son was swimming with friends in the sea at Airdbhuridh...
Dates: 1901

Story entitled 'Luideag na h aibhne', 1901

Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/86
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Luideag na h aibhne' probably collected on Barraigh/Isle of Barra. The story tells how a woman comes across a 'luideag' washing shirts. The luideag tells the woman that she is washing shirts for 'da Ruarai' [two Ruaris or Rodericks] and her son but that the two Ruaris will not come back but her son will. The two Ruaris drowned at Cam Chollach but her son managed to swim to safety. The story is stated as being 'in Tangastal, Barra' [Tangasdal/Tangusdale]' and that the 'Da...
Dates: 1901

Story entitled 'Saothach Maoldonaich', September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/149
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Saothach Maoldonaich' in which 'Fear Shanntrai' [Fear Shanndraigh/tacksman of Sanndray] finds a wrecked vessel and removes all the gold from it. He buried it in Caolas, Vat[ersay] [Bhatarsaigh/Vatersay] a grieve was also burying the cask of 14 gills. Both men died men 'died in a fever rather suddenly'. Property was left to MacNeil of Barra, his nephew, but when the creditors heard about it they wanted to take it. Fear Shanntraigh said he would build [a barrier of gold] from...
Dates: September 1872