Leab' an t-Sagairt.
Fieldworkers
Date November 1964
Track ID 72270
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1964.80.A9

Original Tape ID

SA1964.080

Summary

Leab an t-Sagairt.

Leab an t-Sagairt was the place where the priest hid in Mingulay at the time of the 'Forbidden Mass'. There was a reward out for him. He was betrayed by a man for a small sum. He was taken to Edinburgh. The man who betrayed him was very upset when he found out how worthless the money was. He kept saying 'My God and my sixpence'. Fr Dougan (Duggan) was the first priest who went to Barra after the Reformation. The stone altar he used is still there. Glac Dhùgain is the hollow where he used to hide. There is a large stone in Vatersay called Beannachan, where the priest said Mass.

Recording Location

County - Midlothian

Parish - Edinburgh

Village - Edinburgh

Item Location

County - Inverness-shire

Parish - Barra

Island - Mingulay

Language

English

Genre

Story

Collection

SoSS