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Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Notes about Caibeal na Mealacha and Caibeal Colla Mac Speur, September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/160
Scope and Contents

Notes about Caibeal na Mealacha which is also known as Caibeal Colla Mac Speur [also Caibeal Cui-Chroise, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] that Colla Mac Speur [also Colla Mac Spéir] was a stranger who was buried at the chapel alone. The people wanted to make it a burial place but were not allowed and had to bury people at Cille-bharra. All the stones for Caibeal Colla Mac Speur were found at Cille-bharra.

Dates: September 1872

Placename etymology for Carnan-an-t-seisir, 1867

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/35
Scope and Contents Placename etymology for Carnan-an-t-seisir [Càrnan, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay] collected from Ruary an Ruma MacNeil [Roderick MacNeil] aged 88, crofter there telling how about two or four hundred years before [c1660 or 1460] six men from Islay or Jura [Ìle or Diùra, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] landed on the island at Leac Shleite [Bàgh Slèiteadh] following a storm. The body of a drowned woman had been found and so when the locals saw the men on the top of the hill they rushed up and attacked...
Dates: 1867

Song entitled 'Rann Aoidheachd', nd

Identifier: Coll-97/CW152/26
Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Rann Aoidheachd' beginning 'Chunna mi coigreach an deigh, Us chuir mi biadh an ait ithead dha.' The song is composed of twelve lines. Annotations have been made to the text in ink.

Dates: nd

Story about a man who comandeers a boat near Aird Huisinis, c1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW105/25
Scope and Contents

Story about a man, probably a merman, who comandeers a boat near Aird Huisinis [Àird Huisinis/Huisinis, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] and never speaks a word for years before disappearing again.

Dates: c1875