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Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Story entitled 'Cailleach Bheag an fhasaich', 12 February 1895

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/87
Scope and Contents Story written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'Cailleach Bheag an fhasaich' [Little Carlin of the Wild]. There was a poor soul living in Benbecula called Iagan-lom, because he had never managed to grow a beard. He wanted to marry someone like himself who was neither too big nor too small so he decided to go away to find her so that if she rejected him no one would know. So he set out whereupon a crow told him to go to Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris as that's where he...
Dates: 12 February 1895

Vocabulary note and story about the name Cruaicean, 18 May 1895

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/101
Scope and Contents Vocabulary note and story written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula about the name Cruaicean. He states that it is 'applied to a short thick stout man of considerable strength. Cruaic a short stump of a tree or a course (sic) piece of timber'. A man from Rona, North Uist [RĂ²naigh/Ronay, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] who was known as Cruaicean emigrated to America with his family about sixty years before [c1835] where they are known as 'Clann Chruaicean'.
Dates: 18 May 1895