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Islay Argyllshire Scotland

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 112 Collections and/or Records:

Story about fishing on Ìle/Islay and Calum Cille [St Columba], June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/49
Scope and Contents Story about fishing on Ìle/Islay collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Baile Meadhanach/Ballymeanach, there that fishing would take place at Oin Hailigeo [Abhainn Shailigeo/Saligo River] or Loch Gruinart and that once a man caught a losgain [frog or toad] and gave it to Calum Cille [St Columba], who made a curse that every salmon would face out to sea and none would return. The story concludes that the lake used to be full of salmon.
Dates: June 1887

Story about geese on Ìle/Islay and vocabulary note, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/36
Scope and Contents Story about geese on Ìle/Islay collected from Donald Currie, crofter there, telling how he once ''sneaked behi[nd] [a] dyke to see how near he could get to geese in a pool - tame geese.' One goose stood separately on a knoll but was struck in the face by several flaps by another goose. which went back to the pool afterwards. 'The chastened goose roared out for long aft[er]. Never attemp[ed] to move'. Donald adds that 'Geese go to Loch Dearg in Ire[land] from this' [Lough Derg, County Donegal]....
Dates: June 1887

Story about stone crosses on Ìle/Islay, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/96
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

Story about the building of a lighthouse on Eilean O-bharsa [Orsay] and vocabulary note, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/75
Scope and Contents Story about the building of a lighthouse on Eilean O-bharsa [Orasaigh/Orsay, Ìle/Islay] that it was built over [Hugh] Mackay's tomb by the Commissioners of Lighthouses [Northern Lighthouse Board] and that whole bodies were wheeled down to Geo-cho'air [Geòdh Chobhair]. The vocabulary note states that 'Seargach' 'Sea foam' or 'tough foam' and 'Co'ar' [cobhar] is 'fresh water foam'.
Dates: June 1887

Story about the death of [Hugh] MacKay of Rinns of Islay, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/76
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

Story about the Holland goose in Islay, 4 June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/17
Scope and Contents Story about the Holland goose [amhsan or solan goose] in Ìle/ Islay that it was seen on the shore on hot days. Text has been scored through in pencil perhaps to indicate it has been transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 4 June 1887

Story about the movement of people between Ireland and Scotland, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/62
Scope and Contents Story about the movement of people between Ireland and Scotland, including that the same Gaelic is found in the Glens of Ireland as in Arasaig [Àrasaig/Arisaig, Siorramachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire] from which thirty-three boats travelled. MacAulays from Ìle/Islay left from Trai Ghruinard [] and went to Innis Oin [Inishowen, County Donegal]. The story also mentions 'Colin Mac Dhonacha (Camp[bell] Mòr) of Aoilisteadh [took] 2 boatloads fr[om] sunrise to sundown.' [Aolastradh/Ellister,...
Dates: June 1887

Story about the sighting of a large serpent, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/90
Scope and Contents Story collected on Ìle/Islay about the sighting of a large serpent by a Duncan Macarthur while crossing Caol rithin [possibly Caol Reatha/Kylerhea, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. The serpent is described as having a head 'as large as any bull dogs' and being eight feet long and of 'terrible app[earance]'. It is noted that the sighting was thirty years ago (c1855).
Dates: June 1887

Story about the Steocairean on Islay, September 1884

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/294
Scope and Contents Story about the Steocairean [cliar sheanachain or itinerant band/sorners] on Islay [Ìle] collected from Donald MacPhail, grocer, Quay, Oban [An t-Òban, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire], in which a group demanded and were reluctantly given hospitality in an Islay farm house. Amongst them was a young man learning but who 'could only play the first "car" of the port [tune]'. The head of the steocairean 'ceann-snaodh nan steocairen' recited a poem or song beginning 'Piobaireach[hd] is aran tur'.
Dates: September 1884

Story about whales and sharks and notes about squids and fish, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/74
Scope and Contents Story about whales and sharks probably collected on Ìle/Islay describing the whales a leaping twenty feet high and continuing to jump a long way from Glass Light up to Loch Bhrollam [Eilean Glas, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris and Loch Bhrollauim, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis]. Also makes notes about squid and describes the teeth, fins and blood of shark-like creatures. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: June 1887