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Verse about 'An Dreathan donn' [the wren], 24 June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/122

Scope and Contents

Verse about the bird 'An Dreathan donn' [the wren] collected from John MacAulay from Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] but living in Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann] which reads 'An Dreathan donn [cuir] gunair S e bhean a giulan fudair' and which is one of twelve true and twelve false verses. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • 24 June 1887

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 53 folios ; 17.2 x 10.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 26r, line 20 to folio 26v, line 3


MacPherson, Donald, An Duanaire: A New Collection of Gaelic Songs and Poems (Edinburgh, MacLachlan & Stewart, 1868), pp. 46-48.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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