Skip to main content

War

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

Found in 42 Collections and/or Records:

Story about Coinneach Odhar [The Brahan Seer], 3 January 1872

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/9
Scope and Contents Story collected at Gramsdall [Gramasdail/Gramsdale, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] about Coinneach Odhar [The Brahan Seer] telling how following a dream he had, he got his powers of prophesy from a stone in a box he had found on the strand. Later he threw the stone into a loch near Loch Ness and it was said that when the stone is recovered all his prophesies will come true. The story also lists several of Coinneach Odhar's prophesies relating to Uist and Barra including the presence of grey geese...
Dates: 3 January 1872

Story about Dearg, 16 January 1866

 Item
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 Lews men being chased off Tarasaigh/Taransay, 10 July 1870

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/65
Scope and Contents Story collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay telling how a boatful of men from Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis came ashore at Ru chinige [Rubha Hinnigeodha] on the west of Taransay and travelled across the island. 'The natives took a caber off tai[gh] sheac cial & met the Lews men & drove them to Sgeir Bhualta' [Sgeir a' Bhuallt], they only allowed two men to escape and they did so by swimming to Sgeir Cè and Sgeir Eowin [Sgeir Eoin] 'One of these had an arrow in his buttock and an[other] in his...
Dates: 10 July 1870

Story about Sheriffmuir, 14 March 1866

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/22
Scope and Contents Story about the Battle of Sheriffmuir 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]. The story tells how at the battle, horses came amongst the Gaels and scattered them. Fear Leitir-iù [a MacKenzie] and Iain MacConnich [John MacKenzie], the informant's maternal grandfather, were up against five troops and so Fear Leitir-iù told John to go...
Dates: 14 March 1866

Story about sithichean [fairy hills] in Ness district, 27 October 1873

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW115/12
Scope and Contents Story about sithichean [fairy hills] in Ness district [Nis, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis] and that they fell down when the fairies came out to hear 'ceol an t' Satain' [Satan's music?]. It adds that the fairies are also fir-chlis [the northern lights]. Carmichael notes that two other long stories were relayed one about 'Conn Dearg Torcal Oighre & Torc[al] Canallach [Conanach]' [MacLeods of Eòropaidh/Eoropie] and the other about how Rònaidh/North Rona was won and lost, but the details of...
Dates: 27 October 1873

Story about the Battle of Sheriffmuir, c1866

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/10
Scope and Contents Story about the Battle of Sheriffmuir probably collected from Alexander MacKenzie, Uisgeabhagh/Uiskevagh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, telling how at the battle, horses came amongst the Gaels and scattered them. Fear Leitir-iù [a MacKenzie] and Iain MacConnich [John MacKenzie], the informant's maternal grandfather, were up against five troops and so Fear Leitir-iù told John to go back to back with him and in that way they managed to kill the five soldiers with their swords.
Dates: c1866

Story entitled 'Gleann Li-un', October 1890

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/38
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Gleann Li-un' [Gleann Lìomhann/Glen Lyon, Siorrachd Pheairt/Perthshire] collected from an unnamed informant about a battle that took place between the 'Robertson Campbells & MacGregor & the Clann Imhear' [MacIver], the MacIvers being killed. The MacGregors came down from Bunrainich [Raineach/Rannoch], battled at Lagan a chatha and stopped at Camus nan Cam [Camus nan Càrn] to wash. At a ford in the River Lyon 'the river ran red with blood' and it is said that the river...
Dates: October 1890

Story entitled 'Sgrios nam Piocach', 13 January 1865

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW113/7
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Sgrios nam Piocach' [The Destruction of the Picts] collected from Aonas Mac Aonais [Angus MacInnes], crofter, Smearclait [Smeircleit/Smerclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] which tells how King Kenneth [Kenneth mac Alpin] waged war on the Picts and killed them all. Carmichael notes 'Chual Aonas Mac Aonais so bho aithait - nis na fhior shean dhuine.' [Angus heard this from his father who is now a very old man.]
Dates: 13 January 1865

Story entitled 'Sgrios Nam Piocach' and accompanying note, c1865

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/16
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Sgrios Nam Piocach' collected from Aonas Mac Aonais [Angus MacInnes], crofter, Smearclait Uist D [Smeircleit/Smerclate, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] collected on 13 January 1865, which tells how King Kenneth [Kenneth mac Alpin] waged war on the Picts and killed them all. The accompanying note states that Angus heard the story from his father, who was an old man full of old stories.
Dates: c1865

Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 1860 to c1866

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW112
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The majority of the volume has been used but intermittently there are groups of blank folios. Carmichael appears to have written in the book in the 1860s creating sections of different genres at different stages in the volume, with pages left blank in between to fill up appropriately. In about 1875 he has then used some of these blank pages to transcribe notes and stories but has not kept to the genres sections he initially created. The...
Dates: 1860 to c1866