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Caolas Vatersay Inverness-shire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Story about a La Fheill Padruig and accompanying verse, 1901

Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/72
Scope and Contents

Story about a La Fheill Padruig [St Patrick's Day] in which a man in Bailechaolas [Caolas, Bhatarsaigh/Vatersay] sees that the weather is bad and decides to observe La Fheill Padruig by not working. The following day is even worse and the house is buried in snow. The accompanying verse begins 'Dhia bean[naich] mi, Chuala Padruig Domh[null] dubh'. The text has been scored through.

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