Voyages and Travel
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 200 Collections and/or Records:
Story about the Baron of Bachuil, the Macleans of Duart and and the body of Campbell of Airds/Stewart of Appin, September 1870
Scope and Contents Story about the recovery of the body of Campbell of Airds by the Baron of Bachuil. In the text Carmichael has queried Campbell of Airds as properly being Stewart of Appin. The story tells how Campbell or Stewart was hanged by the Macleans of Duart over the wall of Duart Castle [Caisteal Dhubhairt, Muile/Isle of Mull, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. The Baron of Bachuil went to retrieve the body with his two daughters, putting holes in all of Macleans' boats so that they could not pursue them. The...
Dates: September 1870
Story about the creation of Lochawe from a well and accompanying song beginning 'A sniamh mo chuigeil', October 1892
Scope and Contents Story collected from Mr Dugald Clerk, Duntanachain, about the creation of Lochawe [Duntanachan, Loch Obha/Loch Awe, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] from a well and accompanying song beginning 'A sniamh mo chuigeil'. The story tells how Bera, 'guardian angel of Cruachan' [Ben Cruachan] stayed too long on a visit to Neibhis, the herdess of Beinn Neibhis [Ben Nevis, Siorramachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire], and on her return found that the lid of the well which she was to guard had come off and was...
Dates: October 1892
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay about the daughter of the King of Spain and MacLean of Duart. In the story the King of Spain's daughter has a dream about MacLean of Duart and so decides to go and find him. On arriving in Duart, Am Muile/Isle of Mull she meets him and asks him to go to Spain with her. To get rid of her he blows up the boat and then decides to get rid of his wife as well. He strands his wife on 'sgeir McLean' at Sliosmore ...
Scope and Contents Story about the murder of an Appin man by Macleans of Duart collected at Bachuill, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire. The story tells how the Appin men beat the Macleans of Duart at a games in Muile/Mull after which they fought each other and one of the Appin men was killed and the Macleans 'hung up the body against the castle and defied the world to touch it.' The Baron of Bachuil heard what happened and went to Duart Castle with his two red-haired daughters and 'rend[ered] all the...
Dates: 5 October 1892
Scope and Contents Story collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, telling how a woman from the MacCormaig family in Killpheadair [Cille Pheadair/Kilpheder, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] went to work at Balranald [Baile Raghnaill, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] and got married there. Not long after she married she fell ill and died. When her wake folk were resting her friends 'who came in g[rea]t force' took away her corpse but they were...
Dates: 20 January 1871
Scope and Contents Story and notes about the bird 'Sulaire' [gannet] in which [Mr N] Macleod saw a sulaire [gannet] put its bill through the side of a boat which was between Tarauis and Nisibost [Tarasaigh/Taransay and Niosabost, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] and the crew kept the bird there until they reached land so that the boat would not sink. Each line of text has been scored through horizontally.
Dates: June 1887
Scope and Contents Story written down by John Ewen MacRury entitled 'A Sealladh mu dheireadh a Roca-Barraidh' [The last sighting of Rocabarraigh] telling how the island of Rocabarraigh was seen many years after it sank after it had been prophesied by an old man. The old man's family thought he had died but managed to rouse him and he told them what he had seen. In his vision he had wrestled with a man from Rocabarraigh, who threatened to sink Barraigh/Barra, whereupon every sort of fish would wash up on the shore...
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'An Ceatharnach' collected from Donull Mac Iain mac Iain ic Ra'al [Donald Johnston], crofter, Eirisga [Eiriosgaigh/Eriskay]. An Ceatharnach caol riach [grey grizzled outlaw] arrives at O Donuil's [O'Donnell] banquet having travelled through Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man and asks to listen to the music. He is not invited in but goes in anyway and after several musicians play he plays the clarsach and sends the whole room to sleep except for Galloglach who get hold of an...
Dates: 5 December 1865
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'An Sluagh' in which two men coming through a cliff at Creag an La'uir [possibly on Barraigh/Isle of Barra] predict trouble from the fairy host. One man is lifted by the fairies into the air, flapping his arms like wings and is dropped into the sea but manages to make it back to shore. When asked by his companion why he went looking for the fairies he says that sometimes he lets them so that he can get somewhere else. Text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed...
Dates: September 1872
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'An t-Og Chraobh' collected from Alasdair Mac Neil [Alexander MacNeil], fisherman and crofter, Ceanntangvall, Barra [Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] written on 13 February 1866. Folios 10r to 11v contain text written transversely over the main text and starts from folio 11v. The transverse section of text appears to have been recorded from Lachunn Donullach [Lachlan MacDonald], cottar, Eilean Ghrimiseidh (Ceallun) Uist a Tuath [Ceallan/Kallin,...
Dates: 13 February 1866