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Song entitled 'Laoi Dhiarmaid', 16 February 1866

Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/6

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Laoi Dhiarmaid' collected from Alasdair Donullach [Alexander MacDonald], crofter, Borgh/Borve, Barraigh/Isle of Barra, composed of twenty-four stanzas of four lines each. The first stanza begins 'Eisdeibh beag mas aill leibh laoi, Air a mhuinntir a dh-falbh uainn'. A transverse note on folio 21v reads 'Transcribed'.


  • 16 February 1866

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 91 folios ; 20 x 16.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 21v, line 1 to folio 23v, line 20


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Campbell, John Francis, (ed.), Leabhar na Féinne, (London, 1872) pp. 151-65.
Campbell, John Francis, (ed.), Popular Tales of the Western Highlands, vol III, (Edinburgh, 1862) pp. 39-90, 75-102.
Campbell, John Gregorson, The Fians Or Stories, Poems And Traditions Of Fionn And His Warrior Band (London, 1891) pp. 52-65.
MacDonald, Donald, ‘Bas Bhrain agus Dhiarmaid’, The Celtic Review, vol. VI (1909), pp. 131-135 .
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MacLennan, Angus (auth.); Campbell, John Lorne (transl.), Stories from South Uist (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1961), pp. 29-31. [A modern version of the tale]
Meek, Donald E., ‘The Death of Diarmaid in Scottish and Irish Tradition’, Celtica, vol. XXI (1990), pp. 335-361.
Watson, William J., ‘The Death of Diarmad’, The Celtic Review, vol. X (1916), pp. 350-357.

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