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MacDonald, Roderick


Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Archaeological and historical notes on Caisteal Bhuiri and Clanranald, 18 January 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/137
Scope and Contents Archaeological and historical notes on Caisteal Bhuiri [Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] and Clanranald. Among the notes it is stated that Raol mac Alein [Raghnall mac Ailein] was the last to inhabit Caisteal Bhuirgh and that he added the porch and extended the west side of it. The castle was originally built on a sgeir mhara and Biorlain mac ic Ailein [Clanranald's birlinn] was anchored 'in a poll' to the east side of it. After that, children used to swim there. In...
Dates: 18 January 1871

Song entitled 'Laoi Raonaid Mhor (Dhonullach)' and accompanying note, October 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/112
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoi Raonaid Mhor (Dhonullach)' beginning 'Nach boc an seibhir sanntach, Nach sin ra fhein a ranntun/ganteir'. The song is composed of thirty two lines. The accompanying note reads 'Sister to Ruari Saor. She aimed this at her son who had means but forgot her'. Text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: October 1872

Story about the Duke of Tarentum, 18 January 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/141
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Roderick MacDonald [Ruaraidh Saor] telling how the Duke of Tarentum was a little man and that he was very like his cousin Fear Howbig [Tobha Beag/howbeg, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist].
Dates: 18 January 1871