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

Found in 204 Collections and/or Records:

Story about a man from E òropaidh who went to Rònaidh and his sister, 27 October 1873

Identifier: Coll-97/CW115/24
Scope and Contents Story about a man from Eòropaidh/Eoropie, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis who went to Rònaidh/North Rona. The story tells how he was fed up with women quarrelling, prayed to God for a place of his own and was taken to Rònaidh by a whale. When the whale landed, the seals and otters made scraping marks in the rocks at a place called 'Sgriob nam biast'. The man's sister [Brianain] wished to follow him and ended up on Sula Sgeir where, on a clear day, she could see her brother. The text of the...
Dates: 27 October 1873

Story about a trip made by mother and child, c1893

Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/91
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Story about a trip made by mother and child, which would appear to have been copied from another source, in which the mother 'burst a blood vessel of the stomach' while in London and although her condition was precarious at first she recovered, returned home and travelled with her adult child 'a good deal in Glencoe and various other places enjoying ourselves very much' returning home 'greatly refreshed' [Gleann Comhann, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire].

Dates: c1893

Story about a young man credited with prophetic abilities, 1861

Identifier: Coll-97/CW109/26
Scope and Contents Story about a young man credited with prophetic abilities probably collected in An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye, transcribed from a field notebook. The young man has left home to make his way in the world and arrives in Trotternish [Tròndairnis, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] where he meets a nobleman. The nobleman has a very beautiful kiln, which the young man is encouraged to admire and in doing so states that it could easily go on fire. That night the kiln does go on fire and...
Dates: 1861

Story about a young man keeping vigil over his mother's corpse, 29 January 1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/122
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist which tells of a young man whose mother dies but before she dies she makes him promise that he and only he will keep watch over her body. When the time comes he is very frightened and is unable to rest while keeping watch. The skipper of a passing vessel sees him and asks him if he has a Bible. He gives him a cockerel and a candle and advises him to put the cockerel on the...
Dates: 29 January 1875

Story about an abduction by fairies, 23 March 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/27
Scope and Contents Story collected from tinkers by the name of Chisholm at Baileshear [Baile Sear/Baleshare, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] about Mrs Marwick Stuart, Torloisg, Mull [Torloisk, Muile] who was abducted by fairies while in child-bed. She met her children from school and told them she was not dead. She asked for her husband to come to her with her wedding chemise and put it on her back-to-front and she would be as well as ever. Her husband married another and the child went to see the mother that...
Dates: 23 March 1869

Story about an uncle and his mean nephew incorporating two poems, June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/222
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Story about an uncle and his mean nephew incorporating two poems. The story tells how, while they were at a market the uncle asked his nephew, whom he had brought up, for a dram but the nephew refused. The uncles's response was the first poem beginning 'Mo chomains agus comain Iain, Mar chomain dist gun cheill'. The uncle asked for a dram again and once more the nephew refused and the reply was the second poem beginning 'Cha b'e comman an da Ghoill, Bu mhath liomsa/leinn dhiana riut'.

Dates: June 1887

Story about Cailean Rua Ghlinn-uine, August 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/131
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Story about Cailean Rua Ghlinn-uire [Cailean Ghlinn Iubhair or Colin Campbell of Glenure], who asked a woman who was mourning her sister where her sister's sons were, to which the reply came, 'Rascal. If they came none would so soon betray them as you.'

Dates: August 1883

Story about Calum Cille [St Columba] and his travels around the islands of Scotland and Blàr na Cuigeal, September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/131
Scope and Contents Story about Calum Cille [St Columba] and his travels around the islands of Scotland probably collected from James Campbell, fisherman, Ceanntangabhal/Kentangval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra. The story notes that the castle on Loch Tangasdail was built by St Clair [Dùn Mhic Leòid, Loch Tangasdale, Barraigh/Isle of Barra], that St Clair married a woman from Kintail [Ceann Tàile, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] and that he had eight hundred men who fought for him, although none of the men were from...
Dates: September 1872

Story about Dearg, 16 January 1866

Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/8
Scope and Contents Story about Dearg which gives rise to the origin of 'lamh dhearg nan Donllach' [the red hand of the MacDonalds] and the MacDonald's moniker as 'siol Chuinn'. The story tells how Dearg, a Fenian warrior, has two children a strong, handsome son and a beautiful girl. He encounters a young woman and asks her if she will marry his son. She reluctantly agrees but when she sees how big and strong he is and realises that he has still to grow and will become bigger and stronger she is afraid and runs...
Dates: 16 January 1866

Story about [Diarmaid] and accompanying verse., c1866

Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/14
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Donald MacPhee, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, about [Diarmaid] and accompanying verse beginning 'Cha do shaoil le m'athair fhein, Gur eir feola bha nam chrì'. The story tells how a king ordered all old people to be put to death and then for every man to bring his enemies, children, animals, musicians and fools to him. One poor man dug a hole in the ground and put his father in it. His father told him to follow the king's orders and so they arrived at the...
Dates: c1866