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Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:
Notes and story about Naomh Moire [Maol-ruibhe], Naomh Brian[ain] and associated archaeological sites, 1867
Scope and Contents Notes and story about Naomh Moire [Maol Rubha], Naomh Brian[ain] [Brendan] and associated archaeological sites probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay. The notes describe Tobar Chal[uim] Chille [St Columba's Well] as a muddy spring in a small gully east of the lighthouse [Barra Head, Beàrnaraigh/Berneray] and how St Maol Rubha's day was celebrated on Berneray 'as long as any of the old friamh had rel[atives] buried in the Cladh.' St Maol Rubha had a...
Scope and Contents Notes entitled 'Celtic Runic Cross' which stood at the head of the tunga [tomb] of Fearchar Johnson [Farquhar Johnson] in Barra [Barraigh] and the subsequent theft of the stone. Also notes about Johnson and his family, including his flight to Barra from Mull [Muile] and his family's emigration to Cape Breton, Canada.
Scope and Contents Notes on the cross called Crois an t-Sagairt, [Geàrraidh Sheilidh/Garryhellie, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist], its appearance and where the priest lived in relation to it. He adds that when Sì ne ni[ghean] MhicNeill Barra [Jean MacNeil, daughter of MacNeil of Barra] came to Garryhellie the priest left and that the land was so fertile that every sheep had 3 lambs and each of these lambs had 3 lambs the following year. Opposite the cross is Rudh Hallan [Rubha Hallan] and Dun Ru Hallan [Dùn Rubha...
Dates: 8 May 1877
Scope and Contents Place-name note probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay for which reads 'Crois-an-t suidheachain. A place the priests had for perform[ing] div[ine] worship. Leapanan Chaluim Chille is close at hand.' Carmichael adds a reminder to 'See cross at Dunganich' [Dùn Gainmhich/Dunganichy Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula].
Dates: 8 August 1867
Scope and Contents Story about a man who removed Catholic imagery from a graveyard which reads ' A man who reprobated having any papanich thing in the cladh carried down the cross & threw it into the sea at [-]. His cattle and sheep died &c & so he went and fished it up & replaced the cross.'
Dates: August 1886
Scope and Contents Story about a woman stealing a coire or kettle from 'Siein rua Chroca breaca Staonabrig' [Sìthein Ruadh [a fairy hill], Cnoca Breaca, Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. As she took the kettle the old man said to her,' A bhean bhalbh sin sa bhean bhalbh thain[i]g [thus] a tir nam marbh a rug eir a choire na crutha fuasgail an dugh 's l[e]ig an dearg' [That dumb woman, that dumb woman who came from the land of the dead. Open the black [dog] and let go the red [dog].' The...
Dates: September 1872
Scope and Contents Story about An Gorm Mòr Mac An Leigh [MacOnlea or Livingstone], that he was the last person to live at Castle Achnanduin [Achadun, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. He took a boat and crew to Gaireleass [Garbh Shlios]and asked everyone to leave him. They saw a bull 'tearing down the glen' and then he and An Gorm Mòr fought. An Gorm Mòr was found and taken back to the Crois [Crois Dubh Lios Mòr or Black Cross of Lismore] where he was buried in the Livingstone plot near the Barons...
Dates: September 1870
Scope and Contents Story about An Gorm Mòr, who lived at Achnanduin [Achadun, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] that he 'made a meet[in]g with the evil one to fight him.' They fought at Camus a Ghuirm at Eigneig [possibly Camas Gorm, Eignaig], where one bull appeared and another left, and An Gorm Mòr was found dead. 'Leac-a-Ghuirm is on the Crois.'
Dates: September 1870
Scope and Contents Story collected on Ìle/Islay about stone crosses there, stating that the cross at Kilchoman [Cille Chòmain] was from Ireland [brought by] an Irish woman who was married to a landowner from Duir [Contae Dhoire/County Londonderry/County Derry]. Mr Iain Campbell, minister, 'threw down the cross' and the last priest in Islay was brought by a daughter of Clanranald who apparently marriedCampbell of Bailnaby [Baile Nàbaidh/Balnaby/Ballinaby]. When she died she was buried next to him as she had...
Dates: June 1887
Scope and Contents Two stories about candlesticks, the first telling how one was found on the Crois [Crois Dubh Lios Mòr or Black Cross of Lismore, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire], giving a description of it and the other tells how a gold candlestick was found in the grave of a daughter of Ni[ghean] Mac Coll Rugarbh, Benderloch [Rhugarbh, Meudarloch] about forty years before [c 1830].
Dates: September 1870