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Poem entitled 'Corag Fhinn agus Mhanuis', 15 January 1866

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/4

Scope and Contents

Poem entitled 'Corag Fhinn agus Mhanuis' [Comhrag Fhèinn Agus Mhanuis or The Fight of Fionn and Manus] collected from Alasdair Donullach [Alexander MacDonald], Boradh, Barra [Borgh/Borve, Barriagh/Isle of Barra]. The story is told in forty stanzas of four lines each. The first stanza begins 'Ce be bhiodh leinn a laoidh, Air an trai[gh] tha siar fo dheas'. MacDonald states that he heard the story from Eifrig Nic an Lias, 'shean mhaighdean' [old maid or spinster].

Dates

  • 15 January 1866

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 91 folios ; 20 x 16.5 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 12v, line 1 to folio 16v, line 17

Bibliography

Campbell, John Francis, (ed.), Popular Tales of the West Highlands, vol III, (Edinburgh, 1862), pp. 350-377.
Campbell, John Francis, (ed.), Leabhar na Féinne, vol I, (London, 1872), pp. 77-78.
Campbell, John Gregorson, The Fians Or Stories, Poems And Traditions Of Fionn And His Warrior Band (London, 1891), pp. 106-112.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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