Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Description of Uamh 'n Talla Dheirg [Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] collected from Hector MacIosaig [Hector MacIsaac], Kean Langabhat, Iochdar [Ceann Langabhat, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] that it 'enters fr[om] the sea long dist[ance] natural [cave]'.
Dates: 1870 to 1872
Scope and Contents Fragment of a song [Uamh an Òir] which reads 'He darin a hua, Si ghaluain a charach mi' and accompanying story about a man being attacked in a cave by a gal uain [gal uaine or green she-dog].
Dates: 19 August 1886
Scope and Contents Fragment of a song entitled 'Ua'n Oir' [Uamh an Òir or Cave of Gold] probably collected from Mòr Cuiri [Marion Currie] Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Na mic uaca, S ioma[dh] maidean bharon bho'eich theid a null'. The song is composed of six lines and it looks as if the first line is incomplete. The text has been scored through in ink and written transversely across it is 'Transcribed 12/12 1883 A[lexander] C[armichael] Book III p[age] 64.'
Dates: 20 October 1870 to 12 December 1883
Scope and Contents Geographical notes on An Rò'adh near Siatar describing the natural arch there and speculating on how it was formed [Roagh and SheadarTarasaigh/Taransay]. The accompanying story describes the ravens' nests made of heather and seagrass at Raogh and tells how the shepherd who is with Carmichael had killed seven chicks that year and five fledglings the year before 'so the poor Beat[aich] has no chance of siol'. Carmichael compares Roagh to Sloc Rò [Sloc Ruadh] in Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist where...
Dates: 9 July 1870
Scope and Contents Note about a cave 'Ua nan cathag nam cas dearg' [Uamh na Cathaig, Lios Mòr/Lismore] said to contain stalagmites and stalactites. Close to it, at Salen [An Sàilean], is a well, which is covered at half-flood and on which 'lianaiach' [sea-ware] grows. The note states that the last of the bird 'cathag nan casa dearg' [chough] was killed by a Rankin in Fort William [An Gearasdan, Siorramachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire]. An illustration, possibly of a feather, is included.
Dates: August 1883
Scope and Contents Notes about Dunmeanach and Dùn Mhic Mhathain [Dùn Meadhanach, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] that a house was built in the side of Dùn Meadhanach and that ashes were blown about [in the house]. Some of the items found in the dun are listed, including a short sword and brass balls. Dùn Mhic Mhathain is described as 'only a large mound of grass grown stones'. The duns are within a hundred yards of each other. Carmichael also notes that John Macintire saw seven cats come out of the cave [Ua[mh]...
Dates: 26 March 1872
Scope and Contents Note about men who fought at Culloden hiding in Dòmhnall nan Òrd's cave and that 20 of them who died were from Glencreran [Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire], and were very young: 'on whom fias[a]g [beard] did not mark'. The Glencreran men were commanded by Stewart of Airdsheile, who is noted as being 'a fine sword man'.
Dates: August 1883
Note about Uamh Airi 'n t Sluic Lochsheilevagh [Uamh Airidh an t-Sluic Loch Sheileabhaig] and accompanying diagram, 25 March 1872
Scope and Contents Note about Uamh Airi 'n t Sluic, Lochsheilevagh [Uamh Àiridh an t-Sluic, Loch Sheileabhaig, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and accompanying diagram noting its location as being close to Caolas Liursay [Caolas Liubharsaigh] surrounded by 'sticky gluey consistent mud' and describing the place in relation to its given name. He states that on arrival he realised they'd been there before 'although we did not know it which is provoking now that it might have saved all this lost bother'. There is...
Dates: 25 March 1872
Scope and Contents Note about Uamh Bheinn nan Caorach describing its situation, that it cannot be entered and that it is 'a nat[ural] cave ent[erin]g fr[om] [the] sea at Liursey [Liursaigh/Liursay, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]'.
Dates: 26 March 1872
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 572-573
Scope and Contents Note regarding a proposed expedition to the border between Sarawak and Brunei to collect some bones which were seen in a cave in the locality, [1860s].
Dates: c 1860