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Story entitled 'Slinneanac', September 1872

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/170

Scope and Contents

Story entitled 'Slinneanac' [scapulimancy] in which Mac a Chreachain, butler, was asked to tell the future by MacNeil of Barra and reluctantly agreed, warning Ruari Breac [Roderick MacNeil] that Ciosmal [Caisteal Chiosmuil/Kisimul Castle] would end up in ruins. The story continues to tell more about MacNeil of Barra, his marriage to the daughter of MacLean of Duart and subsequent absence from the island. During his absence a signal came to the castle that a nobleman was there but no one went to shore. In the morning the mistress of the house asked what happened and Mac a Chreachain insulted her by saying the she and her husband were cheating on each other. He was sent to Maol Domhnaich but MacNeil came to take him back. The story is incomplete.

Dates

  • 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