Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Archaeological and historical notes on Caisteal Bhuiri [Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] and Clanranald. Among the notes it is stated that Raol mac Alein [Raghnall mac Ailein] was the last to inhabit Caisteal Bhuirgh and that he added the porch and extended the west side of it. The castle was originally built on a sgeir mhara and Biorlain mac ic Ailein [Clanranald's birlinn] was anchored 'in a poll' to the east side of it. After that, children used to swim there. In...
Dates: 18 January 1871
Scope and Contents Photographs from an article in the Daily Mirror from 1919 entitled, 'Filmed in the Act of Murder: How U-Boats Worked' showing seven images of the bombing and sinking of a ship by a German U-boat.
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story about [Angus] Campbell of Ensay at Dunvegan Castle [An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] about fifty five years previously [c1817] involving the loan of sea vessels.
Scope and Contents Fragment of song beginning 'Ear a cheanna bhoro, Us brog a cheanna dhalt'. Above the word 'Ear' is written 'Eathar' and beside the verse, written transversely is written 'Best'. There are four lines to the song, which has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Note about a smack built by Ranald MacDonald, [sheep farmer, Tarasaigh/Taransay], who had never built a boat before, describing it as a 'Fine decked smack...as finely finish[ed] as if by a thorough carp[enter].'
Dates: 8 July 1870
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Christina Campbell née Macintyre, Lios Mòr/Lismore Earra, Ghàidheal/Argyllshire that the first two men on Lismore [Lios Mòr] to have a vessel used to trade to Ireland. They married there and had children which came to Lismore and Glasgow [Glaschu].
Dates: August 1883
Scope and Contents Note on the 'ostiarij' [ostiarii or Iona's inhabitants] and that their name comes from their former office in the church [doorkeepers].They never exceed 5 or 8 in number from a male because of an act of misbehaviour committed in St Columba's time according to Dean Frazer [Dean John Fraser]. Also notes that Dean Frazer gave the governorship of the Isle of Man to Sacheverall and that the currach is still used in Wales.
Scope and Contents Notes and story about the strand 'Mol na h-Aoi' and 'Mol na Hearadh' [Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] that there 'trees + riasg du[bh] sleamhain[n] du[bh] all over the strand at [very] low water' and how the places becomes 'black' when the swell carries away the sand and stones. The story tells how a man in Tarb[ert] [Tairbeart] built a vessel from timber taken from Mol na Hearadh and that the location of the Mol is 'the strand below Alin'.
Dates: November 1873