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Found in 53 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Story collected from Duncan Macniven, 'old schoolmaster', Cnoc na h-Aird, Taynuilt [Taigh an Uillt, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] about the 'Ceathirne-Choill' [ceatharnach-coille or outlaws] and how they were killed with a sword by Fear Bhail an deor [Fear Bhaile an Deòir, Baile an Deòra/Balindore] around an oak beam [sail dharaich] 'because they dwelt in the woods'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 6 July 1892
Scope and Contents Story about the death of [Hugh] MacKay of Rinns of Islay [Na Roinn Ìleach, Ìle/Islay] that he was 'killed by Mac Lathartaich at Cill Mhic O Charmaig Knapadale...when Mac Aoi [was] going in for a drink' [Cill Mo Charmaig/Kilmachcharmick/Keillmore]. MacKay asked to be buried in Eilean O'arsay [Orasaigh/Orsay] and was only eighteen when he was killed. The tomb is noted as having an inscription and being built on by the Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses [North Lighthouse Board]. The story is...
Dates: June 1887
Scope and Contents Story about the Lochlannaich [Vikings] and MacNeils which tells how the Lochlannaich built Caisteal Loch Thangastail [Dùn Mhic Leòid, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] and MacNeil's daughter married one of them and lived in the dun there. MacNeil wanted to kill the Lochlannaich because they were getting on in the country so he found out from his daughter what their weakness was and subsequently attacked them at night killing them all. MacNeil's daughter was pregnant and bore a son called Cailein or Caleb...
Dates: 24 September 1872
Scope and Contents Story about the murder of an Appin man by Macleans of Duart collected at Bachuill, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire. The story tells how the Appin men beat the Macleans of Duart at a games in Muile/Mull after which they fought each other and one of the Appin men was killed and the Macleans 'hung up the body against the castle and defied the world to touch it.' The Baron of Bachuil heard what happened and went to Duart Castle with his two red-haired daughters and 'rend[ered] all the...
Dates: 5 October 1892
Scope and Contents Story about the Saidearan Dugha [Saighdearan Dubha, Jacobite soldiers] on Barraigh/Isle of Barra in which they were pursuing young men who had fled Àird Ghrèin and hidden in a cave. They met an old man and told him they would spare his life if he showed them where the young men were. In self-preservation he showed them and they killed them by setting fire to the cave.
Dates: September 1872
Scope and Contents Story and traditions about seals under the heading 'Roin' collected from Major James A Macrae of Valley and Griminish, North Uist [Bhàlaigh/Vallay Griminis, Uibhist a Tuath]. The story tells how Odar was a Viking warrior who raided the west coast after the Norsemen had been expelled by MacDonald, Lord of the Isles. MacDonald put up a reward for whoever brought him Odar's head, dead or alive. Mac Uistean [Mac Uisdean] captured Odar at Caisteal Odar and decapitated him and took MacDonald Odar's...
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'A Skye Phrophecy' (sic) [A Skye Prophecy] which reads 'Cha tig mac an deigh an athair gus an till/tig Mac thasgail a rist ann (to Ebost where Macasgail was murdered by Mac ic Thormaid of Gesto.' [Geusdo, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Aireamh Fir Fhinn ris Dhubhain (Shuarain?)' collected from Eachunn Donullach [Hector MacDonald], Talamh-sgeir, Eilean a Cheo [Talaisgeir/Talisker, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. The story gives the background to the song telling how Dubhan or Suaran invited Fionn and his men to his house with the intention of killing them. His daughter, who had fallen for Fionn, got wind of this and warned him and so they were spared but when Dubhan found out he killed her immediately....
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Am Britheamh Leothasach' collected from Coinneach Moireastan [Kenneth Morrison], Trithean near Carbost [Trien, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. The story tells how Am Britheamh Leòdhasach was a very bad man and that he once had a dream that John MacLeod was going to decapitate him. He went to MacLeoid Leothais [MacLeòid Leòdhais or MacLeod of Lewis] and told him about his dream. MacLeod asked him what to do about it and Am Britheamh suggested rounding up all the John...
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'An t-Og Chraobh' collected from Alasdair Mac Neil [Alexander MacNeil], fisherman and crofter, Ceanntangvall, Barra [Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] written on 13 February 1866. Folios 10r to 11v contain text written transversely over the main text and starts from folio 11v. The transverse section of text appears to have been recorded from Lachunn Donullach [Lachlan MacDonald], cottar, Eilean Ghrimiseidh (Ceallun) Uist a Tuath [Ceallan/Kallin,...
Dates: 13 February 1866