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Bhorogaigh North Uist (parish) Inverness-shire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Song entitled 'Cailleach an Oir' and accompanying story, 28 May 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/66
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Cailleach an Oir' collected from Mrs MacDonald, Boradhay Isle [Bhorogaigh/Vorogay, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] beginning 'Hiri iuaibh horo shiri iura bho ro, Chi mi duradh anns aghart'. The song is composed of twelve lines. The accompanying story tells how there was an old woman who was hoarding money for her next husband. Her three sons feared she would die before they found the money and so tricked her by making an effigy of a lover for her. On seeing the figure she set...
Dates: 28 May 1869

Story about a lamb dropped by an eagle, 1869 to 1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/34
Scope and Contents Story about the great grandfather of Don[ui]l Bhoradhai [Donald Bhorogaigh] who saw an eagle flying overhead carrying a lamb and using a horse-halter caused the eagle to drop the lamb. The lamb went on to be the progenitor of a flock of sheep. A note written diagonally across it states the eagle was 'Probably making for Eaval Borodhay [Bhorogaigh, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] being on the line between Heisgeir [Theisgeir/Heisker] and Eaval' [Eabhal, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. Text has been...
Dates: 1869 to 1875