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Story about the death of [Hugh] MacKay of Rinns of Islay, June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/76

Scope and Contents

Story about the death of [Hugh] MacKay of Rinns of Islay [Na Roinn Ìleach, Ìle/Islay] that he was 'killed by Mac Lathartaich at Cill Mhic O Charmaig Knapadale...when Mac Aoi [was] going in for a drink' [Cill Mo Charmaig/Kilmachcharmick/Keillmore]. MacKay asked to be buried in Eilean O'arsay [Orasaigh/Orsay] and was only eighteen when he was killed. The tomb is noted as having an inscription and being built on by the Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses [North Lighthouse Board]. The story is preceded by a rhyme dealing with the origins of the MacKays of the Rinns beginning 'Gile grinn foini siobh' [Gille grinn fòghnaidh sibh].


  • Creation: June 1887

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 53 folios ; 17.2 x 10.5 cm