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Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:
Archaeological notes on Kildonan and accompanying notes on Flora MacDonald and her husband, 24 May 1870
Scope and Contents Archaeological notes on Kildonan [Cill Donnain, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The various sites relating to St Donain are described as Eilean Donain or Isle Donain, which is where the saint's house was, the house being '50 x 26 feet with several surrounding ruins' and the island itself being 70 yards long by 50 yards wide. Cladh Donain [Cille Dhonnain] is described as a peninsula separated from Eilean Donain by another island, the relative distances being noted, and containing a ruined chapel and...
Dates: 24 May 1870
Scope and Contents Etymological note for the placename 'Tir Laidhgeann', which reads 'Lathacan = Laithgeann = Tir Laidhgeann Lismore. Several saints of this name. See 121p[age] Book of Hymns.'
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing primarily songs and stories collected in Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, Barraigh/Barra, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis. The main informants are Roderick MacNeil or Ruairidh an Rùma from Mingulay and Penelope MacLellan of Ormacleit/Ormaclete. The bulk of the material from MacNeil relates to the southernmost islands of the Hebrides and covers topics such as bird-fowling, the island way of life, place-names,...
Dates: c1868 to 16 June 1876
Identifier: MS 89/ff. 90r-101v
Contents This section of the manuscript contains an extract of Legenda Aurea (Golden Legend), a compilation of biographies of saints, or hagiographies, widely read in the late Middle Ages. The text was compiled around 1260 by Jacobus da Varagine (c. 1230-1298), an Italian chronicler and archbishop of Genoa.ContentsText: starts imperfectly on f. 90r with the following words: ...
Dates: 12th-14th century
Identifier: MS 114/ff. 87v-97r
Contents Each Memoria is dedicated to a Saint or Martyr. The prayer normally contains details of the life of the Saint to whom each particular Memoria is dedicated. In this manuscript we find: the Guardian Angel (ff. 87v-88v); Saint John the Baptist (ff. 88v-90r); Saint John the Evangelist (ff. 90r-91r); Saint Quirinus (ff. 91r-92r, his cult was particularly strong in Neuss, the area of provenance of the manuscript); Saint Augustine of...
Dates: early 16th century
Identifier: MS 23
Contents The manuscript is a 15th-century composite containing works relating to virgin saints. It is German or Dutch. The works contained within it are detailed separately below.ff.1r-40v: Revelatio Nova Itineris et Passionis Undecim Milium Virginum Martyrum (The Passion of the Eleven Thousand Virgins). This text is related to Saint Ursula.ff.40v-72v: Vita et Legenda Beate Katherine Virginis (The Life and Legend of Saint...
Dates: 15th century
Scope and Contents Note, probably collected from Donald MacColl [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire], about stones and wells for healing in Appin [An Apainn] including Creag Chuirulain [Creag Churalain], Chuiralain Tobar [Churalain Tobar], Tobar nan Sul [Tobar an Sùl], Clach an Droma and Tobar a Ghlun [Tobar a' Ghlùin]. Some descriptions of the stones and wells and the ailments they heal are noted.
Dates: 29 August 1883
Scope and Contents Note about the island Eilean Mhunde [Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] that it is connected to Saint Munn and that half of it belongs to Callart and half to Bailchaolais [Ballachulish]. Carmichael notes that 'They used to hear prayers on Sgeir a Phobiull at night ...& music of a beaut[iful] kind as of sweet voic[e]d saints'. There is a ruined fort on the top of the island.
Dates: August 1883
Scope and Contents Note entitled 'S[aint] Brendan' with a verse about Saint Brendan beginning 'Chuirear Bruanain Domhal Dubh, Is faid an la n diugh nan de' and a note that Saint Moluag was a disciple of Brendan's, that Lugadius and Moluc are alternatives for Moluag, that St Moluag's Day is 25 June, that he died in 592 AD and that Moluag founded 'Mortlach Muirthilleauch in the vale of the Fiddich' [Mòrthlach/Mortlach and Gleann Fhiodhaich/Glen Fiddich, both Siorrachd Bhanbh/Banffshire].
Scope and Contents Note, written by an unknown individual, entitled 'St Barr of Finbarr First Bishop of Cork' detailing the life of St Barr and including references to sources for his life history. The text is written in ink but on folio 71v in Carmichael's hand is written 'He was bishop of Caithness'.