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Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 157 Collections and/or Records:

Story about the sons of the Duke of Argyll and MacLeod of MacLeods eldest sons, 10 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/50
Scope and Contents Story collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay about the sons of the Duke of Argyll's and MacLeod of MacLeod's eldest sons. The story tells how the two sons were together at the Royal High School Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann] or Edinburgh University and the Duke's son was being bullied by a sizable 'gille galda' [gille Gallda or Lowlander]. MacLeod's son stepped in to help the Duke's son but between the two of them they beat the gille Gallda so badly that he died from his injuries. The two fled to Dunvegan...
Dates: 10 July 1870

Story about the theft of a corpse, 20 January 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/147
Scope and Contents Story collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, telling how a woman from the MacCormaig family in Killpheadair [Cille Pheadair/Kilpheder, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] went to work at Balranald [Baile Raghnaill, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] and got married there. Not long after she married she fell ill and died. When her wake folk were resting her friends 'who came in g[rea]t force' took away her corpse but they...
Dates: 20 January 1871

Story entitled 'An Ceatharnach', 5 December 1865

Identifier: Coll-97/CW113/27
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

Story entitled 'Bas Osgair' and accompanying note, 2 October 1865

Identifier: Coll-97/CW105/2
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Story entitled 'Bas Osgair' [The Death of Oscar] and accompanying note collected from Iain Donnullach [John MacDonald], Lochephort [Loch Euphort/Locheport, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. Note states that he heard 'these duans from Ruari MacCuinn [Roderick MacQuien] who lived at Malacleit [Malaclete] and who had a free piece of land there from the proprietor for his duans'.

Dates: 2 October 1865

Story entitled both 'Clann An Lir' and 'Mac-an-Lir' about the Children of Lir including four poems or songs, 11 April 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW7/13
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Story entitled both 'Clann An Lir' and 'Mac-an-Lir' about the Children of Lir collected from Hector MacLeod, Eachann mac Alastair, Liancui, Iocar, South Uist [Lionacuidhe, Iochdar, Uibhist a Deas] including four poems or songs.

Dates: 11 April 1872

Story entitled 'Dealan De' [Yellow Butterfly], 30 January 1895

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/83
Scope and Contents Story written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'Dealan De' [Dealan-DèYellow Butterfly]. MacRury tells how there are many kinds of Dealan-Dè but this particular kind is uncommon and did not exist until Christ had risen from the dead. They all came out of Christ's tomb. He gives a lengthy, romantic physical description of the butterfly and tells how they are never seen around wrong-doers or where there is bad language. It is good luck for the butterfly to be seen...
Dates: 30 January 1895

Story entitled 'Eachdraidh Chlann Uisne', 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW154/1
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Eachdraidh Chlann Uisne' collected from Iain MacNeill [John MacNeil], aged 83, pauper, Buailenambodach, Barraidh [Buaile nam Bodach, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] and written down by Carmichael on Liosmore [Lios Mòr] on 16 March 1867. MacNeil is noted as 'co-aois a Choirneil Ruaraidh ic Neill uacaran Bharraidh' [a contemporary of Colonel Roderick MacNeil, MacNeil of Barra]. The story tells how a seer told an old childless couple that they would have a daughter who would cause more...
Dates: 1872

Story entitled 'Luideag na h aibhne', 1901

Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/86
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Luideag na h aibhne' probably collected on Barraigh/Isle of Barra. The story tells how a woman comes across a 'luideag' washing shirts. The luideag tells the woman that she is washing shirts for 'da Ruarai' [two Ruaris or Rodericks] and her son but that the two Ruaris will not come back but her son will. The two Ruaris drowned at Cam Chollach but her son managed to swim to safety. The story is stated as being 'in Tangastal, Barra' [Tangasdal/Tangusdale]' and that the 'Da...
Dates: 1901

Story entitled 'Meteor', 1895

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/85
Scope and Contents Story written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'Meteor' describing the first time he saw a meteor. He states that it was in October 1872, and that the meteor 'came down at a very slow rate in a spirally sort of way and leaving a train of faint fire behind it. It was about two miles distant from where I was it fell. Others saw it also and predicted a death within a few days and strange to say a woman died very near the place it fell a few days afterwards.' He...
Dates: 1895

Story entitled 'Rocabarrai', 26 April 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/73
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Rocabarrai', collected from Duncan MacLellan, mason, Carnan [Càrnan, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist], who was told it by his grandmother. The story tells of a very successful fisherman from Barra [Barraigh] who had three sons and who was envied by other fisherman for his success. In his old age he told his sons that he wanted to return to his home and asked his sons to return with him. They declined but they all agreed to go fishing together and the old man would show them his...
Dates: 26 April 1872