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Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 49 Collections and/or Records:

Story about a battle between two tribes, 29 August 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/66
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Story about a battle between two tribes one of which was called 'Clann ic ille ruitich' or 'The Reds' at Tobar an Sùl [An Apainn/Appin] in which The Reds killed the other tribe who were resting. Those killed were buried there in good soil but wolves and foxes dug them up. Probably collected from Donald MacColl [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]

Dates: 29 August 1883

Story about an insult made at Teampull na Trionaid, 20 January 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/164
Scope and Contents Story collected from Alexander MacDonald, Cladach Chirceboist/Claddach Kirkibost, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist telling how when MacDhonil Ghlais [MacDhòmhnaill Ghlais] came raiding at Carinish [Cairinis] they killed a cow and feasted on it in the Temple [Teampull na Trionaid/Temple of the Trinity]. One of the men took his first mouthful of beef saying 'Ichidh mi so eir tailcas na Trianaid' and subsequently choked on it. A woman struck him between the shouldders saying, 'A Thrianaid a Thrianaid...
Dates: 20 January 1871

Story about Blar nan cuigeal, January 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/157
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Story about Blar nan cuigeal [Blàr nan Cuigeal] which was fought by North Uist women with their distaffs near Lochmaddy [Loch nam Madadh, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. The fight was led by Mor Donullach [Marion MacDonald] at Clachan Shannda [Sannda/Clachan Sanda] and [at] Fooghail na Comaraich [Faoghal na Comraich] and Sìg-nan-cuaran [possibly Eilean na Sìge-Cama].

Dates: January 1871

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 Cladh na h-Inid and the house at Loch Nell, 1884

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/242
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Story about Cladh na h-Inid [Cladh na h-Annaid] and the house at Loch Nell [Loch nan Eala, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] that Cladh na h-Inid is a stone circle of '17 x 19 y[ar]ds' that there was a grave cist there and also that it was the site of a battle between natives and the Irish. Also states that Alastair MacColla had to put the house at Loch Nell on fire but the fire would not burn because the 'laogh alla' was visiting.

Dates: 1884

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

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...
Dates: 3 January 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 Lews men being chased off Tarasaigh/Taransay, 10 July 1870

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...
Dates: 10 July 1870

Story about Sheriffmuir, 14 March 1866

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

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