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Poem entitled 'Aoir Nan Rodan' and accompanying story, 14 September 1885

Identifier: Coll-97/CW87/34

Scope and Contents

Poem entitled 'Aoir Nan Rodan' and accompanying story collected from Mr Kenneth MacLean, merchant, Lochmaddy [Loch nam Madadh, Uibhist a Tuath] beginning 'Aonais nan robh oirnne fregair'. The story tells how John MacLean [Iain mac Eachain], innkeeper, Lochmaddy sent for Donll Mac Eoin [Donald MacLean], Carnaish [Cairinis/Carinish] and another bard Aonas [Angus] to get rid of his rats 'which were like to destroy every thing'. The bards requested a drink first ['giarachadh teanga'] but were refused until they had done the job. The verse was a response to the refusal and the final comment is 'The bards got more than a "giarachadh teanga".'


  • Creation: 14 September 1885

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 41 folios ; 18 x 23 cm