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Notes and story about Naomh Moire [Maol-ruibhe], Naomh Brian[ain] and associated archaeological sites, 1867
Scope and Contents Notes and story about Naomh Moire [Maol Rubha], Naomh Brian[ain] [Brendan] and associated archaeological sites probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay. The notes describe Tobar Chal[uim] Chille [St Columba's Well] as a muddy spring in a small gully east of the lighthouse [Barra Head, Beàrnaraigh/Berneray] and how St Maol Rubha's day was celebrated on Berneray 'as long as any of the old friamh had rel[atives] buried in the Cladh.' St Maol Rubha had a...
Scope and Contents Notes about working on La Naomh Bhrianein [Latha Naomh Bhrianain or St Brendan's Day] to the effect that Catholics generally would not work, while Protestants would.
Scope and Contents Story about a man who said to his wife 'Theid mi fhein mar do chuil-bhac far nach fhai[gh] duine no Brianin sin' and went out to work on St Brendan's Day in consequence of which he became blind. The note states that St Brendan's Day is the first fortnight in summer and since that incident no man has 'put spaid or soc fo thal[amh]' [dug or ploughed] on Barraigh/Isle of Barra. Also notes 'The dog is kept run[ning] aft[er] sheep [chlipp[in]g] them + sorting them'. Carmichael records that St Barr's...
Dates: February 1874