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Weather

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 50 Collections and/or Records:

Story about a storm which killed many birds, 4 June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/21
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Story about a storm which killed many birds on Ìle/ Islay about 10 or 11 years previously [c1866-1867] noting that 'the cats gave up eating them', that wood-cocks were especially liked [by the cats] and that a small flock would consist of about 10-20 birds while a large flock would consist of about 60 or 80 birds. Also notes that the 'conas whins' [gocan or whin-chats] were all killed.

Dates: 4 June 1887

Story about a very cold week before St Patrick's Day, 4 June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/16
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Story about a very cold week before St Patrick's Day 'They had so little to do out that they [divot] to the taking out the tails'. Text has been scored through in pencil perhaps to indicate it has been transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: 4 June 1887

Story about a wall collapsing on a coffin in Teampull na Trionaid, 20 January 1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/160
Scope and Contents Story collected from Alexander MacDonald, Cladach Chirceboist/Claddach Kirkibost, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist telling how funeral was going from Lirinnish to Killemhoire [Liernis/Liernish and Cille Mhoire/Kilmuir] when 'The day came on cur as cabhadh'. The put the corpse in Teampull na Trionaid in the hope that the weather would improve and if it didn't then they would bury it there. When the people left the church the south wall fell down and buried the corpse. The corpse was allowed to...
Dates: 20 January 1871

Story about a weather forecast, 6 June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/58
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Story by Alexander Carmichael at Claidville [Cladville], Ìle/Islay, in which Donald [Macunachy] [possibly Donald Maconachy or Donald MacMhurchy ie Donald Currie] correctly predicted the weather for the following day 'from the manner in which the clouds formed'.

Dates: 6 June 1887

Story about Calum Gobha and the storm, September 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/145
Scope and Contents Story about Calum Gobha who was on Bernary [Berneray/Bearnaraigh nera Barra/Barraigh] during the storm of 3 October 1860. The storm was so fierce that the people were very afraid and sent Calum to get the holy water for prayers. Calum found a bottle of whisky next to the holy water, he took a swig of the whisky and then went out and sprinkled it on the people and cattle, he repeated this and the storm abated. In the morning bean Dhonuil Iain (Macintire) [Mrs Donald John MacIntyre] wanted to...
Dates: September 1872

Story about Mac Uistean under the heading 'Roin', c1875

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/23
Scope and Contents Story about Mac Uistean under the heading 'Roin' and how when he was very old he could no longer go seal hunting on Haisgeir [Theisgeir/Heisker/Monach Isles]. Michaelmas Day, when seals were the key part of the feast, was very stomy and no one could go to Heisker seal hunting so MacUistean was agitated because there would be no slanruith to hang above the fire. That night, however after a ball in Griminnis [Griminis/Griminish, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] it got warm and the men went hunting...
Dates: c1875

Story about sea-cattle and accompanying custom, 20 January 1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/155
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Story telling how a woman in Crocantorran [Cnoc an Torrain/Knockintorran, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] who had a little child saw cattle eating seaweed on a snowy day. She thought they were eating it because of the snow and so she followed them and got a fright when she saw them go into the sea to the extent that she was ill for a month. It was said that if a handful of earth is thrown on sea cattle they 'cant forsake the land'.

Dates: 20 January 1871

Story about seal hunting on Heisker including a weather incantation, 1869

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/36
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Story in which Mac Uistean was too old to go seal hunting on Haisgeir [Theisgeir/Heisker] and in the stormy weather walked around the house repeating 'Slainri gun fheum an taobh taigh Mhic Uist[ean] an nochd Slanri & noc'. Also, a band of tinkers accustomed to seal-hunting had not had success for several seasons but after a ball on St Michael's Night they left and got 80 seals that night.

Dates: 1869

Story about the collapse of one of the walls of Carnish Temple, January 1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/159
Scope and Contents Story collected from Alex[ander] Macdonald or Alast[air] na h-ainne, Clad[dach] Kirkibost [Cladach Chirchboist, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] recalling the day that a wall fell down at Carnish Temple [Teampull na Trionaid]. The Dall mor [Dall Mòr] was holding a meeting there when he saw a bit of lime the size of a whelk fall and it occurred to him that the wall would fall down, so he whispered this to the Dall Mòr and the building was evacuated. 'They had hardly done so when the gable fell...
Dates: January 1871

Story about the theft of a corpse, 20 January 1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/147
Scope and Contents Story collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, telling how a woman from the MacCormaig family in Killpheadair [Cille Pheadair/Kilpheder, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] went to work at Balranald [Baile Raghnaill, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] and got married there. Not long after she married she fell ill and died. When her wake folk were resting her friends 'who came in g[rea]t force' took away her corpse but they...
Dates: 20 January 1871