• Posts Tagged ‘mealisval’

    Sgìre Ùige

    by  • 25 January 2011 • Bàrdachd, Gàidhlig, Placenames • 0 Comments

    Tha Peigi Oighrig NicÌomhair (anns a mheadhan) air iomadh òrain a sgrìobhadh thar na bliadhnaichean. Rugadh Peigi air a’ Chnìp, Sgìre Uig ann an 1926 agus gu dearbha fhèin bha teanga nam bàrd a’ ruith troimh ‘n teaghlach aice. Bha grand uncle dhith ‘Dòmhnall Donn’ na bhàrd baile air a’ Chnìp na latha, agus sgìobh Aonghas Coinneach, bràthair Pheigi fhein, mòran òrain agus rannan.

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    The Uig Landscape

    by  • 26 May 2009 • History • 0 Comments

    [singlepic=587,327] From West Over Sea by DDC Pochin Mould, 1953. To go to Uig is to go to a different country from the rest of the Lews, to go from the moors into the mountains, to the great massif which, with the Forest of Harris, builds the highest ground in the Outer Hebrides. It is [...]

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    Mealisbhal

    by  • 23 January 2009 • Gàidhlig • 0 Comments

    A Mhealisbhal bhòidhich ‘s do mhullach air chòmhdach Le uisge agus ceò agus frasan de d’fhuachd Bho làithean m’ òige bha mise ort eòlach ‘S tu ag èirigh cho còmhnard os cionn a’ Chuan Siar. Cha robh maidne a dh’eirinn nach fhaicin do shlèibhtean Do ghillean ‘s am beulan’s iad daonnan bho ghruaim, ‘S e [...]

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    The One Night Shieling

    by  • 7 September 2008 • Tales & Traditions • 0 Comments

    From an article in Uig News by Dave Roberts. It appears that shielings were constructed so that one airigh could easily be seen from another, but it is said that very often the girls from a number of shielings would sleep in one building for company. The ancient shieling grounds for Brenish, Islivig and Mangersta were [...]

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    The Cave of Swords

    by  • 25 August 2008 • Tales & Traditions • 0 Comments

    On a day when fog came down, the crofter on Mealisbhal stumbled and fell, but not onto rock, nor even onto the soggy ground – he felt himself falling through the heather and moss, and into a concealed entrance…

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    Carnaichean Tealasdale

    by  • 4 August 2008 • History, Tales & Traditions • 0 Comments

    From a piece by Dave Roberts for Uig News. At the north end of Mealisval there is a valley called Tealasdale. The floor of the valley is a chaos of enormous boulders. Beneath some of the gigantic rocks are crevices and hollows into which a person could crawl. Blocking the gaps and holes around some [...]

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    Clach Aonghais Bhig

    by  • 12 July 2008 • History, Tales & Traditions • 2 Comments

    I am informed that this is not the real Clach Aonghais Bhig, and the real one is situated up the valley, perched on the south rim… has anyone got a picture?  It is certainly true that you don’t get much of a view of Brenish from the top of this one.  Some maintain that Angus Beag lived [...]

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