Airigh-mhuilinn South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Archaeological and historical notes on Caisteal Bhuiri [Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] and Clanranald. Among the notes it is stated that Raol mac Alein [Raghnall mac Ailein] was the last to inhabit Caisteal Bhuirgh and that he added the porch and extended the west side of it. The castle was originally built on a sgeir mhara and Biorlain mac ic Ailein [Clanranald's birlinn] was anchored 'in a poll' to the east side of it. After that, children used to swim there. In...
Dates: 18 January 1871
Scope and Contents Note and stories collected from Mrs MacLellan, Ormacleit [Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] relating to Flora MacDonald's family, including the relationship between Mrs MacLellan's own family and Flora's family, Mrs MacLellan being the grand-daughter of Flora's younger brother Angus. Angus had a very large family of ten sons and four daughters. Her family connections with other well known MacDonald families are also noted. The story of how Flora's eldest brother Ranald died in a gun...
Dates: 12 April 1870
Scope and Contents Notes on a copper brooch given by Flora MacDonald to Isobel Macdonald who lived at Airi vulin [Airigh-mhuilinn/Milton, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. Isobel [Isobal nian Raoil] was one of three orphans taken in by Flora MacDonald, she married Eown Ross or Eoin mac Fhionnlai and had a son Donl mac Eown mac Fhionnlai [Donald Ross]. She died in 1863 or 1864 and her son died in 1866 aged 80 years. It is stated that Isobel used to tell of the many things she heard while she lived at Airigh-mhuilinn...
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'An Ceatharnach' collected from Donull Mac Iain mac Iain ic Ra'al [Donald Johnston], crofter, Eirisga [Eiriosgaigh/Eriskay]. An Ceatharnach caol riach [grey grizzled outlaw] arrives at O Donuil's [O'Donnell] banquet having travelled through Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man and asks to listen to the music. He is not invited in but goes in anyway and after several musicians play he plays the clarsach and sends the whole room to sleep except for Galloglach who get hold of an...
Dates: 5 December 1865