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Story about the Lochlannaich [Vikings] and MacNeils, 24 September 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/99

Scope and Contents

Story about the Lochlannaich [Vikings] and MacNeils which tells how the Lochlannaich built Caisteal Loch Thangastail [Dùn Mhic Leòid, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] and MacNeil's daughter married one of them and lived in the dun there. MacNeil wanted to kill the Lochlannaich because they were getting on in the country so he found out from his daughter what their weakness was and subsequently attacked them at night killing them all. MacNeil's daughter was pregnant and bore a son called Cailein or Caleb and told him how his grandfather had killed his father and his father's people. Cailein plotted revenge but MacNeil, knowing about this killed him. Places which bear Cailein's name are mentioned.

Dates

  • 24 September 1872

Language of Materials

English,Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 72 folios ; 12.7 x 20 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 40r, line 12 to folio 40v, line 12

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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