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Story relating to George Munro, John Munro, Hugh MacEachen and Father Ranald MacEachen and accompanying poem, 1892
Scope and Contents Story relating to George Munro, John Munro, Hugh MacEachen and Father Ranald MacEachen. The story tells how George Munro lived until he was ninety-one years old and was the son of John Munro, minister of Duirinish, Skye [Diùirinis, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. Once when Clanranald was on the Isle of Skye, he asked John Munro what favour he could do him and the reply was to give Uibhist a Deas/South Uist to his son George. On another occasion George 'showed kindness' to Father Ranald...
Scope and Contents Story collected from Iain MacCoinnich [John MacKenzie], Uisgeabhagh/Uiskevagh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula relating to Oscar and how he got his name, noting that at first he was called 'Cuime-nan-Cnamh' at first but after bravely slaying a beast his grandfather, Fionn, called him Oscar.
Scope and Contents Story relating to Saint Ronan probably collected from Angus Gunn, cottar, Dail bho Thuath/North Dell, Nis/Ness, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis telling how St Ronan made his way to the island which became Roney [Rònaidh/North Rona] pursued by a wild beast. The story also relates that Ronan built a chapel on the island and that his two sisters followed him there.
Scope and Contents Story that Tai an Deora [Taigh an Deòra] was where the old house of Bachuil stood along with a kiln and barn but that 'Iain Baran' lost Bachuil about sixty years before [c.1810] [both places Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire].
Scope and Contents Story relating to Teampull Bholley [Teampull Mholuaidh, Eòropaidh/Eoropie, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis] and 'An Groey' probably collected from Angus Gunn, cottar, Dail bho Thuath/North Dell, Nis/Ness, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis. He describes how Pollaig [Moluag] built the temple to include an echo but that he had no roof. While asleep he heard a voice telling him to go to Tràigh Sheannta [Traigh Shanndaigh], which he did and then oak was washed ashore which made a roof without using nails:...
Scope and Contents Story telling how while he was recording a song from Christy MacLeod, Obbe, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris 'some peraboutes teazed this poor weak minded woman saying that I was ab[ou]t the Queen & that I would show her the song'. On finishing the song the weak-minded woman said, 'Chi sibh a nis a chagair an t oran mar a rinn mise do ghobhachan eir bealaobh na Banrigh.'
Scope and Contents Story relating to the shipwreck of the vessel 'Harmony', possibly collected from Roderick MacLellan, receiver of wrecks, Barraigh/Isle of Barra. The story is fragmented but appears to dispute an account put forward by Capt Grey [Captain Thomas Gray] about local people looting the wreck and opinions such as 'The inhabiti[ants] of Lewis like those of other islands immoral' [Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis]. A quote from 'Charles O' Malley, The Irish Dragoon' which precedes a tale about the wreck of...
Story title and fragment of an informant's name which reads 'Cailleach Luirsag, From Donald Mac[-]', October 1870
Scope and Contents Story under the heading 'Roin' about Mac Iain 'ic Uistean and a mute man. The story tells how Mac Iain 'ic Uistean was at sea in an eight-oared boat when he saw a man in a grey cloak on a rock. He insisted that the man come with them and so took him home and tied him to a bench. The man was mute. There was a man working for Mac Iain 'ic Uistean who got a new pair of shoes as his first wages. He did not like the shoes so he threw one of them out the door and complained that they were wearing...
Scope and Contents Story under the heading 'Roin' about Mac Uistean and Odar, the Lochlannach [Viking] robber. The story tells how Odar was a ferocious robber and that Ma'g'Onuil Nan Eileanann [MacDonald of the Isles] put up money for whoever would kill Odar. Mac Uistean Ghrimininis, a friend of MacDonald's eventually caught Odar and chopped off his head. As a reward, MacDonald of the Isles gave MacUistean Griminis and rights to Haisgeir [Theisgeir/Heisker/Monach Isles] seals. Odar's head was buried in Griminis....