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Sula Sgeir Ross and Cromarty Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Story about a man from E òropaidh who went to Rònaidh and his sister, 27 October 1873

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW115/24
Scope and Contents Story about a man from Eòropaidh/Eoropie, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis who went to Rònaidh/North Rona. The story tells how he was fed up with women quarrelling, prayed to God for a place of his own and was taken to Rònaidh by a whale. When the whale landed, the seals and otters made scraping marks in the rocks at a place called 'Sgriob nam biast'. The man's sister [Brianain] wished to follow him and ended up on Sula Sgeir where, on a clear day, she could see her brother. The text of the story...
Dates: 27 October 1873

Story about Brianail and Sula Sgeir, 27 October 1873

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW115/8
Scope and Contents Story about Brianail, probably collected from Angus Gunn or Ann MacDonald née Gunn, Dail bho Thuath/North Dell, Nis/Ness, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis, in which Brianail, sister of St Ronan, went to Sula Sgeir [Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] because Ronan had commented on her ankle and so she went where she could not see the smoke from his house 'theid mi far nach faic mise ceo do thaighe'.The text is much abbreviated and unclear. The story also notes that St Ronan built a temple to his...
Dates: 27 October 1873