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Cliaid Isle of Barra Inverness-shire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Note about duns in Barra, September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/148
Scope and Contents Note about duns in Barra which reads 'Dun an Sgialaiche Cliat op[po]s[ite] Cuir 25 duns in Barra'.
Dates: September 1872

Note about Na Druinnich, 1867

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/49
Scope and Contents Note about Na Druinnich, stating that they 'built all the duns in these isle[s]. They were their places of defence against the attacks of the Lochlannaich [Vikings]' and listing the places in Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, Barraigh/Isle of Barra, Bhatarsaigh/Vatersay and Beàrnaraigh/Berneray where the Druinnich lived.
Dates: 1867

Song about Uamh-an-Oir, accompanying story and notes, 1867

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/42
Scope and Contents Song about Uamh-an-Oir probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay beginning 'Na minn bheaga na minn bheaga/theaga, Dol eir creagan dol sna creag' composed of thirteen lines. Uamh-an-Oir is described as starting at Cliata cliff and going under Barra to Gearragaal east of Orasay [Uamh an Òir, Cliaid, Orasaigh, Barraigh/Isle of Barra]. The story tells how five men went into the cave with dogs but only the dogs returned and they were hairless. 'The smith of Loch...
Dates: 1867

Story about Pearsan Mòr, 24 September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/111
Scope and Contents Story about Pearsan Mòr, chaplain and son to MacNeil of Barra, who lived at Ciolla [Chiall, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] that his wife, concerned that he might be interested in a woman who lived at Cliat [Cliaid], arranged for him to be ambushed by the other woman's servants on his return from hunting on Àird Ghrèin at Ciste nan Cli'eann. Pearsan Mòr killed ten of the twelve men although two of them lived until the morning. He fought them until he fell at Meallach where he was buried and a chapel...
Dates: 24 September 1872