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Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 1040 Collections and/or Records:

Story entitled 'Toirioc Na Taineac' and accompanying note, 15 August 1873

Identifier: Coll-97/CW105/14
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Story entitled 'Toirioc Na Taineac' collected from Eachan MacIssac [erroneously given as 'MacLeod' in the text] 'Each[ann] mac Ruari', Ceannlangabhat, [Iochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist], who, the note states heard it from 'Ruary Rua' MacQuien, catechist when he was about fifteen or sixteen years old. Added that MacQuien had died about fifty years ago and that 'the lays of Os[sian] & the old stories of the Fian were his principal themes'.

Dates: 15 August 1873

Story entitled 'Tomas Reibhair', 8 February 1861

Identifier: Coll-97/CW109/22
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Tomas Reibhair' ['Thomas the Rhymer'] collected from Iain MacChoinich [John MacKenzie] from 'eilean Chollach' at Carbost [Cola/Coll, Càrabost, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. A man was buying six horses, all of them with a golden yellow forelock and after buying the last one, his servant recognised him as Thomas the Rhymer. He asks her which eye did you recognise me with and she said it was her right eye whereupon he put his finger on her eye and she was blinded....
Dates: 8 February 1861

Story entitled 'Torac na Taine', 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW154/2
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Torac na Taine' collected from Padruig Moirestean [Peter Morrison], crofter, Bailemhanaich, Beinn'a-Faola [Baile a' Mhanaich/Balivanich, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] by Alexander Carmichael and written up by Robert Urquhart, preventive officer, who was a colleague of Carmichael's, on 17 and 18 April 1866. The story tells of the life of Cuchulain from the discovery of his strength and fighting prowess to his death at the hands of sorcerers. The incidents of the...
Dates: 1872

Story entitled 'Torrac na Taine', 17 April 1866 to 18 April 1866

Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/19
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Torrac na Taine' collected from Padraig Morristan [Peter Morrison] Bailevanaich [Baile a Mhanaich/Balivanich, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula], who heard it 'bho Dhoul rua Du'allach ann na Aird Bh. faola' [from Domhnall Ruadh Dhughaill/Donald MacDougall, Aird, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula]. The story tells how an Irish nobleman is invited to a wedding and unknown to him his nine year old son Cuchullain [Cuchulain] follows him. At the castle, Cuchulain is playing shinty and hits the...
Dates: 17 April 1866 to 18 April 1866

Story entitled 'Torradh Crannachain', September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/143
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Torradh Crannachain' probably collected on Barraigh/Isle of Barra, about a tailor working with a housewife while her family are out cutting peats: she is at one end of the house churning milk for butter and he is at the other end of the house. The woman's neighbour comes in and asks for kindling, which the tailor gives her but as soon as she is out of the door he takes a live cinder from the fire and places it in the water stoop. The neighbour returns shortly after asking for...
Dates: September 1872

Story entitled 'Treabhadh' about working near a fairy hill, 1891

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/136
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Story entitled 'Treabhadh' about a man who was ploughing near a fairy hill when he heard a voice from inside the fairy hill calling him by name and telling him to keep his 'crom nan gad' ['crann nan gad' - plough] away from fairy hill. He took fright and never went near the hill again.

Dates: 1891

Story entitled 'Tuaireasgeul Mor', 1895

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/105
Scope and Contents Story written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'Tuaireasgeul Mor' describing the tuairsisgeul as 'a wonderful tale'. It is described as a story which would take a good reciter 'seven winter long nights from beul na hoiche dusk to Goirm choilleach cock-crowing to repeat it in full.' The best reciter was deemed to be Domhnull Ban Dughallach [Donald MacDougall] who was a famous piper of the MacCrimmon school. His son John, a skipper on a Clyde steamer, 'who left...
Dates: 1895

Story entitled 'Turas', c1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/6
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Story entitled 'Turas' about a man who sends his three sons on a journey with a bag, which they are not allowed to look into until they arrive at their destination. The eldest one decides he will look into it and in doing so falls. The other two brothers mock him and keep on going. On the eldest's return he tells his father who tells him he will need to keep his secret. The story has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: c1870

Story entitled 'Turas eile', c1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/7
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Turas eile' in which a father sends his three sons out on a journey and tells them not to return until they see water going up a slope. The brothers stop at several streams but it is not until they let their horses drink that the eldest brother realises that is what their father meant. He leaves the other two brothers not telling them that he has understood what their father meant and goes back to his father and tells him. The story has been scored through as if transcribed...
Dates: c1870

Story entitled 'Uilliam Dean Suidhe' [William Sit Down], 1874 and 1891

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/152
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Story entitled 'Uilliam Dean Suidhe' about an old woman who would never invite anyone to sit down in her house. A man called William decided that he would make her invite him to do so. The story is composed of the verbal sparring which takes place between them once William has taken his seat.

Dates: 1874 and 1891