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Fiaraidh Barra Inverness-shire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Story entitled 'An Gruagach'

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/157
Scope and Contents

Story entitled 'An Gruagach' about the appearance of a gruagach [brownie] in Iain Donn's father's house at night. The story notes that the gruagach visited Fiarey [Fiaraidh] where there is a leac gruagach [a large stone with a hollow] onto which milk is spilt, so that the gruagach will look after the cattle through the night, so that they do not get out.

Dates: 1870 to 1872

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