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Fires

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:

Archaeological and historical notes on Teampul na Trianaid, 18 January 1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/134
Scope and Contents Archaeological and historical notes on Teampul na Trianaid collected from John Mac Innon [John MacKinnon], Carnish [Teampull na Trionaid, Cairinis/Carinish, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] including that it was built by Nin Mhic Dhuil Latharna [Nighean Mhic Dhùghaill, a daughter of MacDougall of Lorn] who went around building in different places to leave a name behind her. MacKinnon recalls seeing charred wood on top of the temple as a result of wood being burnt across Scotland in one night 'the...

Biographical notes on the poet Uilleam Ros [William Ross], 14 March 1866

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/23
Scope and Contents Biographical notes on the poet Uilleam Ros [William Ross] collected from Alastair Mac Coinnich [Alexander MacKenzie], Loch Uisge-bhadh [Loch Uiskevagh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] originally from Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty], including how he met Alastair's mother [Mary MacKenzie], for whom he wrote 'Moladh na h-Oighe Gaelaich'; how shortly before he died, Ross burned all his books; about the relationship between him and Mor Ros, for whom he wrote many poems...

Custom regarding dust and ashes at New Year, 1884

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/264
Scope and Contents Custom regarding dust and ashes at New Year, that they should not be put out but be kept behind the door to [keep out the fairies] (text is unclear).

Custom regarding the use of sheep bones, 1884

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/262
Scope and Contents Custom regarding the use of sheep bones stating that they must not be burnt on the fire and that 'Old men in Uist [Uibhist] highly disapprove of this'. Seileann (sheep lice) must not be put in the fire either or 'sealbh chaorach [flock of sheep] w[ou]ld not attend you'.

Custom relating to fires lit on 29 June, October 1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/74
Scope and Contents Custom relating to fires lit in the south of Ireland on 29 June, which is the eve of the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, as mentioned by C. H. Hucheson.

Custom relating to fishermen casting fire into their nets, October 1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/75
Scope and Contents Custom relating to fishermen casting fire into their nets in Speymouth in 1664, noting that if they did so they were considered to be charmers.

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1883 to 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing material collected mostly in An Apainn/Appin and Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire. A large proportion of the stories and biographical information about Appin was collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, who was known as Dòmhnall a' Bhrocair. Amongst the material collected from Dòmhnall a' Bhrocair are proverbs, sayings, customs, stories about local figures and families and historic anecdotes. The other main...

Fragment of a story relating to a fire and Creag Chuiralain, August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/122
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story relating to a fire and Creag Chuiralain [Creag Churalain, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] in which the son of Innernahyle [Inbhir na h-Aighle/Invernahyle] is described as 'blowing the fire until dead' and a note that the Creag was consecrated to Cuiralain [Curalan] or Saint Cyril or Cuthbert.

List of Argyll placenames and accompanying story, 21 September 1884

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/236
Scope and Contents List of Argyll placenames, mostly from the Taynuilt area [Taigh an Uillt, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] including Baile an Deor, Tir Ruthadaich and Muc Carna [Baile an Deòir, Mucàrna/Muckairn] with a story which states that Alastair [Alasdair/Alexander] MacColl had to put Tai[gh] an Trithn [Taigh an Trithinn] on fire but he could not do it because a laogh alla 'a charmed calf' was in it. Text scored through as if copied elsewhere.

Note about burnt stones, August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/139
Scope and Contents Note about burnt stones, that some were found at Eas Ghairichidh [Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] and that they float.