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Eaval North Uist Inverness-shire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Poem about two friends who were separated and accompanying story, 1877

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/77
Scope and Contents

Poem beginning 'Dàcheann a dh'fàg an t-earrachal', with a note on vocabulary and the background story of two good friends, Iain ic Fhearchair [John MacCodrum] and Mac Aonas Gheobha [Mac Aonghais Ghobha] who went out on the moor, lost each other, one ending up on 'moineach Ebhall' [Eabhal/Eaval, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] and the other on 'Cill-èirebhagh, Beinn am faothla' [Cill Eirebhagh/Kilerivagh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula]. The poem is composed of four lines.

Dates: 1877

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

Three stories about crodh-mara [sea-cattle] and the MacDonalds, 18 January 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/135
Scope and Contents Three stories collected from John MacKinnon, Cairinis/Carinish, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist about crodh mara or sea-cattle and the MacDonalds. The first story tells how Mac Dhonuil Dui lived in a house 200 yards west of Teampull na Trionaid with his wife but they had no family or cattle. MacDonald Dubh fell ill and every morning and evening a cow 'bo mhaol bhui[dhe]' visited them to be milked but was never seen between times. One day, while milking the wife spilt milk and cursed the cow and...
Dates: 18 January 1871