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Cladh Mhoire Benbecula Inverness-shire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Stories about Cladh Chaluim Chille Bailvanaich and Caibeal Mhoire Nunton, 27 April 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/56
Scope and Contents

Stories collected from John MacLellan or Iain Ban, Hacleit [Haclait/Hacklet, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] about Cladh Chaluim Chille Bailvanaich [Baile Mhanaich/Balivanich] and Caibeal Mhoire, Nunton [Baile nan Cailleach]. The story tells how the first man to be buried at Cladh Mhoire was a man who drowned off Barraigh/Isle of Barra but whose body was found at Nunton.

Dates: 27 April 1872

Story entitled 'Caisteal Bhuiri', 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/35
Scope and Contents

Story entitled 'Caisteal Bhuiri' [Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] collected from an unnamed informant telling how. Written transversely over the first few lines of this item also in pencil is 'Donl mac Iain Mhuid[eartach] who lived at Borve last was the last buried in the tunga at Howmore [Tobha Mòr, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. Raol Mor & Raol Og buried at Cladh Mhoire Nunton in the caibieal'.

Dates: 1871

Two stories relating to Cladh-Mhoire Nunton, 20 January 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/149
Scope and Contents Two stories collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula telling how Cladh-Mhoire Nunton [Baile nan Cailleach] had a roof which was burned the same night as all other church roofs were burnt in Scotland for reasons which remain a mystery. 'No such secret as this was ever Kept. Nothing is know[n] of it.' The first person to be buried there was Bard dugh mhic Neill Bharrai [Bàrd Dubh Mhic Neill Bharraigh] who fell...
Dates: 20 January 1871