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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 157 Collections and/or Records:

Story about how Cuilidh na Leannan got its name, 24 Septmeber 2010

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/113
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Story about how Cuilidh na Leannan got its name. A man ran away with another man's sweetheart and as they were 'riding under the piazza' the rock caught them, threw them down and they were killed 'in the sloc below'. The place where this happened was named after them: 'Cuilidh na Leannan' or 'Leac nan Leannan' which is at Cliv [Dùn Cliobh] close to a stream.

Dates: 24 Septmeber 2010

Story about how MacNeil died in Gearrynamoine, 19 October 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/168
Scope and Contents Story collected from Rev Alexander Campbell, priest, Bornais/Bornish, Uibhist a deas/South Uist, telling how MacDonald of Boisdale was always trying to catch MacNeil of Barra. One day he and his men lay hidden under heather in the bottom of a boat of women. MacNeil fell for the trap and Boisdale caught him. When they landed at Kilbride [Cille Bhrìghde] MacNeil escaped and so Boisdale and his men pursued him. While they were passing through Gearrynamoine [Geàrraidh na Mònadh/Garrynamonie] 'a...
Dates: 19 October 1871

Story about Mac an Leigh Mòr's daughter dying of plague, September 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/56
Scope and Contents Story telling how Mac an Leigh Mòr' lived on Bernera Island, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire and his daughter went to Lios Mòr/Lismore, to visit her 'muime & oide' [godparents?] at Laguanach [Lag Uanach], where the plague had been. He stood at An Doirlinn and told her he would shoot her. She died of plague and was buried 'at a grey boulder at Pille Bhride' [Pille Bhrìde]. It is noted that MacCeallaich was the last bishop at Achnandun [Achadun] and that all the stones for the castle 'have...
Dates: September 1870

Story about Mor mhor and Ailein mac ic Ailein, 20 January 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/150
Scope and Contents Story collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula telling how Mor mhor [Mòr Mhòr MacDonald] was the mother of Ailein mac 'ic Ailein [Alan MacDonald of Clanranald] who was killed when someone whom he had banished from the country shot him with a sixpence. Mòr was a daughter of MacLeod of Harris and is described as 'bad' [underlined]. Hector also notes that Torcul [Torcuil MacLeod] was the father of Sìne [Jean...
Dates: 20 January 1871

Story about Mr Auladh, 10 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/49
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Story telling how Mrs MacDonald of Taransay's great grandfather died leaving one son. The child's mother being ill and unsure if she would put him into the care of Mr Auladh [Rev Aulay MacAulay] leaving him 'mile marag (mark)' for the son's education. MacAulay sent him to Stornoway [Steòrnabhagh/Stornoway, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis] for three years and then taught him Latin himself, thus faithfully carrying out his duties.

Dates: 10 July 1870

Story about Naomh Blianain blessing the graveyards of the Long Isle [Western Isles], 28 May 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/60
Scope and Contents Story collected from Duncan MacLellan, mason and crofter, Carnan [Càrnan, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The story tells how Rìgh Lochlann's two children Mor and Aula Dearg were playing outside one day when they found a 'coit an dà ramh' [small boat]. They got into it and although the day had started pleasantly a wind soon got up and carried them away. They landed at Amhuinn Hough [Abhainn Thobha Mòr/Howmore River]. They grew up and Mòr died and was buried at Hough [Tobha Mòr/Howmore]. When her...
Dates: 28 May 1869

Story about Nighean Mhic Gillechalum Rarsay, 23 March 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/9
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Story probably collected from John Pearson or John MacPherson, Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra, Historical tale about NIghean Mhic Gillechaluim Rarsay or the daughter of MacLeod of Raasay/Ratharsair, who drowned a ship through witchcraft. Aged only 18, she was bled to death by her two brothers, both doctors, at her father's request, on the grounds that she was 'worse than Nic a Phie Cholasay' [MacPhee of Colbhasa/Colonsay. The brothers afterwards went to India.

Dates: 23 March 1871

Story about ravens killing each other, 1901

Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/80
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Story about ravens killing each other in which Calum MacPhie, Miulay [Miùghlaigh/Mingulay] and his father on the way to the peats saw two ravens fighting in the air and then one fell down dead at their feet. 'The smell from it was awful'. Text has been scored through.

Dates: 1901

Story about seals killed in Skye, June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/200
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Story about seals killed in An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye which reads 'Seal killed at Portree [Port Rìgh] blue like Hooded seal. Anoth[er] Skye man had a spliucan + he saw the seal had been Killed on an Afri[can] river.' Text has been scored through in pencil as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: June 1887

Story about serpents, August 1886

Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/35
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Story about serpents telling how one at Craigag [Cragaig, Ulbha/Ulva] stung and killed a 'fine man' describing the snake's appearance and how if a dog is stung it is dipped in the sea and given milk.

Dates: August 1886