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Story entitled 'Tuaireasgeul Mor', 1895

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/105

Scope and Contents

Story written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'Tuaireasgeul Mor' describing the tuairsisgeul as 'a wonderful tale'. It is described as a story which would take a good reciter 'seven winter long nights from beul na hoiche dusk to Goirm choilleach cock-crowing to repeat it in full.' The best reciter was deemed to be Domhnull Ban Dughallach [Donald MacDougall] who was a famous piper of the MacCrimmon school. His son John, a skipper on a Clyde steamer, 'who left Benbecula about thirty years ago and settled down at Crinan Canal [Earra GhĂ idheal/Argyllshire] could recite it word for word but not with the same emphasis as his father.'


  • Creation: 1895

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 114 folios ; 14 x 20 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 110r, line 19 to folio 110v, line 23

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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