Voyages and Travel
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 200 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Bhalantaidh us Horsantaidh' collected from Alasdair Mac Neil [Alexander MacNeil], Ceantangbhall [Ceanntangabhal/Kentagaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra]. The story begins with Rìgh Lochlann's daughter being married off to an emperor and being accompanied to her new home by only one kinsman. The emperor's house priest falls in love with her and while the emperor is hunting, he declares his love for her and expects her to reciprocate. She refuses to do so and locks up the priest until...
Dates: 18 January 1865
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Ceudach Nan Collachain Oir' probably collected from John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The story begins with Fionn and his men out hunting. They have so much success that they decide to leave some of it for collection on the way home. Gille Glas appears and asks to be employed by Fionn so Fionn has him help take the kill home. Caoilte, the fastest Fenian, and the Gille Glas arrive at the feasting hall before anyone else and...
Dates: 29 January 1875
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Eachdraidh Chlann Uisne' collected from Iain MacNeill [John MacNeil], aged 83, pauper, Buailenambodach, Barraidh [Buaile nam Bodach, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] and written down by Carmichael on Liosmore [Lios Mòr] on 16 March 1867. MacNeil is noted as 'co-aois a Choirneil Ruaraidh ic Neill uacaran Bharraidh' [a contemporary of Colonel Roderick MacNeil, MacNeil of Barra]. The story tells how a seer told an old childless couple that they would have a daughter who would cause more...
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Eilean Gaineacha'. The story tells of how a man, in avoiding a 'black spot', comes across the island, which has a large ford running through it and a stack of fish bones on either side of the ford. He decides that she should have some fortune for discovering the place and that he will return on his way back from England. He could not find it and took others to look for it but all they found was rock. The man was mocked and they called the rock Rockall.
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Flora MacDonald' telling how she met Bonnie Prince Charlie and how MacDonalds and MacEachens helped him to escape from Uist, including details of a priest's encounter with government officers and the various cordons through which they managed to pass unobserved. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Iain Mac An Albanaich (a dh'fhalbh a' Troantairnaish)' collected from Domhnull Mac Cuiein [Donald MacQueen], Fearan na leth, who learned it from the miller at Talamhsgeir [Fearann an Leagha/Fernilea and Talaisgeir/Talisker, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] about 60 years previously [c1800]. It is a long tale which tells of the adventures of Iain the clever son of Raoghal Domhnallach [Ronald MacDonald] of Trotaranais [Tròndairnis/Trotternish, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of...
Dates: June 1861
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Mac Mhuirich' probably collected from John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The story tells how MacMhurich is coming back from Rum [Rhum] when 'gille glas' asks if MacMhuirich will take him as far as Uist [Uibhist]. Reluctantly, MacMhuirich agrees exchanging some balast for the gille glas. En route water starts coming in so all are called upon to bale out the vessel but to no avail. The gille glas takes control of the steering...
Dates: 29 January 1875
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Righ Eirinn' [Rìgh Èirinn or The King of Ireland] collected from Donull Mac O Phi [Donald MacPhee], Iocar, Uist a Deas [Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The son of king is badly treated by his step-mother and nursemaid but a kindly old man takes pity on him. The old man gives him a feadan [chanter] which he uses to give his stepmother wind. She then asks her stepson to play chess which he wins and so she enchants him and he likewise puts his stepmother under an enchantment....
Dates: 21 January 1866
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Rocabarraidh' collected from Donnachadh Macgilliallain (Donnachadh Ban) [Duncan Bàn MacLellan], mason, Carnan, Iocar, Uist a Chinnideas [Iochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The story tells of a very successful fisherman from Barra [Barraigh] who had three sons. The other fishermen were always surprised by his success and decided to follow him. In his old age he told his sons that he wanted to return to his home and for his sons to return with him. They declined as they did not...
Dates: 26 April 1872
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Sgialac Fhinn' [Sgeulachd Fhinn or The Story of Fionn] collected from Catrina Nic Cuidhein nighean Lachlain Ruari [Catrìona or Catherine MacQuien], [Clachan na Luib/Clachan a' Ghluip/Clachan an Lùib, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. The story begins with a battle between the Fenians and the Lochlannaich [Vikings] in which the Lochlannaich prevail and take as prisioner Cumhail, a skilled warrior. While in Ireland some Lochlannaich talk to Cumhail's sister and realise that she is...
Dates: 9 May 1866