Tigharry North Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Lament beginning 'Hug o Mo Mhollaisa hug o' collected from Mairiread Nic Leoid [Margaret MacLeod], Gearrai, Taighearry [Gearraidh, Tigh a' Ghearraidh/Tigharry, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] for a drowned [woman]. One verse has been written transversely on folio 32r. Text has been scored out with a note which reads 'Transcribed into Book III p181 30th Sept[ember] 1875. A.A.C'.
Dates: 24 March 1869 to 30 September 1875
Scope and Contents Note entitled 'Run-rig at Hosta' collected from Mr Angus Macquarrie, schoolmaster, Taighearry [Tigh Ghearraidh/Tigharry, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] describing in detail the system of division of rigs between tenants at Hosta [Homhsta]. The system is noted as being in use at Caolas Paible and Heisgeir [Caolas Paibeil/Kyles Paible, Heisker/Monach Isles].
Dates: 20 October 1884 to 1886
Scope and Contents Story about 'A bhraoin chaorain' [The Rowan Hostel]. Written transversely across the initial text is information about the informant from whom this story was collected it reads, 'Mairi Nic Aonais, Taigharry N Uist 3 April 1866 Chual ise so aig a h-athair brathair do "Ruarai Ruadh" an ceistear' [Màiri Nic Aonghais/Mary MacInnes, Tigh Ghearraidh/Tigharry Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist heard this from her father brother of Ruaraidh Ruadh the catechist]. The story tells how Fionn arrives at the Rowan...
Dates: 3 April 1866
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Màiri Bhoidheach' about Màiri NicCuinn [Mary MacQueen] daughter of Reverend Alan MacCuinn [Alan MacQueen] son of Reverend Donul MacCuinn [Donald MacQueen], Taighearry [Tigh a' Ghearraidh/Tigharry, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist], who had a song composed for her by Alexander Stewart, school master at Baileanloch [Baile Loch, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. Mary 'took such a dislike to the man [Stewart] that she could never bear to hear the song'.
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Cath ghlun nan Tarbh' [Cath Chluain Tarbh or Battle of Clontarf] probably collected from Mary MacInnes, Tigh Ghearraidh/Tigharry, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist describing how she heard 'an extraordinary lay with her uncle [Roderick MacQuien, catechist] entitled Cathul an Tarbh'. She gives a short synopsis of the story which is about a fight between the bulls of Lochlan [Lochlann/Norway] and Eirinn [Èireann/Ireland].
Scope and Contents Transciption notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The inside front cover is inscribed in ink with 'Bought at Wadebridge Cornwall Dec[ember] 1 1864 p 1/6 A A Carmichael' and the opposite page has 'A A Carmichael' written on it in pencil. The notebook contains Fenian songs or tales mainly collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, some of which are repeated in full or in part. These include 'Laoidh na Muileartaich', 'Duan an Deirg' and 'A' Bhraoin Chaorain'....