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MacKenzie, Kenneth, fl16th century (Coinneach Odhar or Coinneach Odhar Fiosaiche or The Brahan Seer)


Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Notes about Blar Bog na Fala and Blar an Lodan and vocabulary note, September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/169
Scope and Contents Notes about Blar Bog na Fala [Blàr Bogach na Fala, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] which was fought after everyone in the two duns were killed and Blàr an Lodan which was fought between Borve and Baile nan Creagin [Borgh and Baile na Creige]. Blàr an Lodan was witnessed by a man and prophesied by Coinneach Odhar [The Brahan Seer]. Mointeach mhioc Colla at Gleann [Mòinteach MhicColla, Glen] is also mentioned in relation to the number of layers of peat which have been taken from it. The vocabulary...
Dates: September 1872

Prophecy about a battle at Aird-nan-ceann

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/145
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Story probably collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula of a prophecy about a battle to be fought at Aird-nan-ceann, which is between Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle and Braobh-fhaothail, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula. The story quotes the prophecy of Cainneach Oar [Coinneach Odhar or Kenneth MacKenzie].

Dates: 15 July 1870 to 19 October 1871

Prophecy about Benbecula by Coinneach Odhar, 6 February 1885

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/273
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Prophecy about Benbecula [Beinn na Faoghla] by Coinneach Odhar collected from Sorch[a] MacPherson, 'our excellent servant', 31 Raeburn Place [Dùn Èideann/Edinburgh]. The prophecy begins 'Aird nan ceann, Aird nan ceann, Is math liom fhein nach mi bhios ann'.

Dates: 6 February 1885

Prophecy given by Coinneach Odhar, 1873

Identifier: Coll-97/CW105/43
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Prophecy given by Coinneach Odhar [The Brahan Seer] which reads 'Ceird an cois gach doruis, long an cois gach eala. Geill nan Gaeill 's gaeill nan Gallaibh'.

Dates: 1873

Stories about John Morison, tacksman of Bragar and Roderick Morison, An Clàrsair Dall, including two poems, 1873

Identifier: Coll-97/CW105/34
Scope and Contents Story noted as being 'heard from a old man in Shiabost Lewis [Shawbost, Eilean Leòdhais] who spoke all he spoke in sean fhacail' about Iain mac Urach 'ic Ailein [John Morison], Shiabost and a servant girl who went missing having said she was afraid to go to the well alone. He went to the well but was pulled down by a man who told him to go to Stornoway [Steòrnabhagh] and meet with Mac Coinnich Bhra'ain [The Brahan Seer] and ask for Siatar na h-Airde [Shiabost bho Thuath/Shawbost, Eilean...
Dates: 1873

Story about Coinneach Odhar [The Brahan Seer], 3 January 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/9
Scope and Contents Story collected at Gramsdall [Gramasdail/Gramsdale, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] about Coinneach Odhar [The Brahan Seer] telling how following a dream he had, he got his powers of prophesy from a stone in a box he had found on the strand. Later he threw the stone into a loch near Loch Ness and it was said that when the stone is recovered all his prophesies will come true. The story also lists several of Coinneach Odhar's prophesies relating to Uist and Barra including the presence of grey...
Dates: 3 January 1872

Story entitled 'Tomas Reibhair', 8 February 1861

Identifier: Coll-97/CW109/22
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Tomas Reibhair' ['Thomas the Rhymer'] collected from Iain MacChoinich [John MacKenzie] from 'eilean Chollach' at Carbost [Cola/Coll, Càrabost, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. A man was buying six horses, all of them with a golden yellow forelock and after buying the last one, his servant recognised him as Thomas the Rhymer. He asks her which eye did you recognise me with and she said it was her right eye whereupon he put his finger on her eye and she was blinded....
Dates: 8 February 1861

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Tales 6
Benbecula Inverness-shire Scotland 3
Isle of Barra Inverness-shire Scotland 2
Prophets 2