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Baile na Creige Isle of Barra Inverness-shire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Note about Dun-Chathalein, 5 March 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/3
Scope and Contents

Note about Dun-Chathalein, named after Cathalein nian righ-Loch [possibly another name for Dun na Cille], that it is siuated at Port na Cille at Cladh Bhrianain. Liana Chathalien is noted as being situated between Borve and B[aile] na Creaige [Borgh and Baile na Creige/Craigston, Barraigh/Barra].

Dates: 5 March 1869

Notes about Blar Bog na Fala and Blar an Lodan and vocabulary note, September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/169
Scope and Contents Notes about Blar Bog na Fala [Blàr Bogach na Fala, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] which was fought after everyone in the two duns were killed and Blàr an Lodan which was fought between Borve and Baile nan Creagin [Borgh and Baile na Creige]. Blàr an Lodan was witnessed by a man and prophesied by Coinneach Odhar [The Brahan Seer]. Mointeach mhioc Colla at Gleann [Mòinteach MhicColla, Glen] is also mentioned in relation to the number of layers of peat which have been taken from it. The vocabulary...
Dates: September 1872

Notes and story about the Lochlannaich [Vikings], 1867

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/71
Scope and Contents Notes and story about the Lochlannaich [Vikings] probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay telling how they lived on Fuda [Fuidheigh/Fuday] and were killed there by Mac an Amhrais, an illegitimate son of MacNeil of Barra to prove, at MacNeil's request, that he was his son. The informant states, 'The Lochlannaich at one time owned all these islands,' and had a king called Barp 'who was the embodi[ment] of al that was fierce cruel and murderous'. When he...
Dates: 1867