Subject Source: Local sourcesScope Note: Created For = CW
Found in 66 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Etymological note which reads 'Dun Fraoin is so cal[led] from Fraon one of the Feinne.' [Dùn Fraoin, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire.]
Dates: September 1870
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. Written on the inside front cover is '2/9 1870. Oban' and on the flyleaf is '[deleted: Twas] Friday 2 Sep[tember]. 1870. 12 noon from Ob[an]'. Folios 1-3r and 75r to 117v are blank. The text on folio 3v and 4r and 4v is written updside down and is later text (29 January 1875). The contents are in two distinct sections, the first being material collected on Lios Mòr/Lismore and the second being material collected in South Uist. Much of the...
Dates: 2 September 1870 to 7 October 1875
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, noted as being 'Bought at St Columb, Cornwall, 30 Nov[ember] 1864 pr[ice] 2/3'. The back inside cover contains a note probably collected as part of excise duties which reads 'Rod[erick] MacPhie Mast of boat 21.8 [-] 1.2½ [-]'. The notebook contains one insertion. The majority of the notebook contains lore relating to Miùlaigh/Mingulay mostly collected from Roderick MacNeil, crofter, aged 88, known as Ruairidh an Rùma. Roderick MacNeil also...
Dates: 1864 to
Scope and Contents Fragment of a poem beginning 'Lorg an ogain steach an t-àth'.
Scope and Contents Fragment of a song entitled 'Laoidh Dhiarmaid' [Lay of Diarmaid] collected from Donull Camashron [Donald Cameron], Coill-othar 'Clar-Sgiath' [Coille Odhar/Coillore, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. The song begins 'Eisdibh mus ail leibh laoidh, Air a mhuinntir a dh'fhalbh uainn' and is composed of twenty-four lines. Annotations to the text have been made in pencil. The song is the beginning of the story in which Diarmaid, after having eloped with Grainne, Fionn's wife, goes boar hunting...
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story, probably collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist which reads 'Cuchullain was keep[in]g the Ath where the athach mor whose foot marks [attr[acte]d] his notice.' The accompanying song fragment is simpy a line which reads 'Lorg and ogain seach an t ath'.
Dates: 20 March 1871 to 16 June 1876
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story for the song entitled 'Laoidh Earragain Mhoir' collected from Eachun MacIosaig [Hector MacIsaac] Ceannlangabhad, Iocar, Uist Deas [Ceannlangabhat, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] on 6 October 1865. The story tells how when Fionn and the Fenians went hunting in Ireland every year, Righ Èirinn [King of Ireland] would give them men to look after them. In the winter, back in Scotland, the Fenians began their Christmas festivities and someone reported to Fionn that there were...
Scope and Contents Fragment of L[aoidh] Muilleartaich [Laoidh Muileartach] beginning 'Bha e mar illibhinn aillibhinn chreag, Mar streadharnan ainibheasach thugain'. The song is composed of two verses of four lines each and was written first in pencil and then written over in ink.
Journal account entitled 'Notes' from a trip looking at archaeological sites on An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye, 18 December 1865
Scope and Contents Journal account entitled 'Notes' from a trip looking at archaeological sites in which Carmichael describes leaving Lochmaddy [Loch nam Madadh, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] and arriving at Ord [An t-Òrd, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. He notes that two stone coffins were found at Ionnaraulaviag or Ionnaraulaigidh [Inbhir Amhlabhaig/Inver Aulavaig] in the summer of 1864. He notes stones and rocks called Clach ullain, Eilean Ruridh [Clach Ullain and Eilean Ruairidh] and that on the latter...
Dates: 18 December 1865
Scope and Contents Note alluding to the number of deer slain by the Fenians on Sliabh nan bain Fionn' [Sliabh nam Ban Fionn, Lios Mòr/Lismore], supposedly the site of the Fenian ballad of that name: '60 daimh dearg gun ghu eir earban eir adh'.
Dates: August 1883