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Story entitled 'Cath ghlun nan Tarbh', c1866

Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/20

Scope and Contents

Story entitled 'Cath ghlun nan Tarbh' [Cath Chluain Tarbh or Battle of Clontarf] probably collected from Mary MacInnes, Tigh Ghearraidh/Tigharry, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist describing how she heard 'an extraordinary lay with her uncle [Roderick MacQuien, catechist] entitled Cathul an Tarbh'. She gives a short synopsis of the story which is about a fight between the bulls of Lochlan [Lochlann/Norway] and Eirinn [Ăˆireann/Ireland].


  • c1866

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 61r, line 13 to folio 61r, line 21


Downham, Clare, 'The Battle of Clontarf in Irish History and Legend', History Ireland , 13.5 (September/October, 2005) pp 19-23.
Ryan, John, 'The Battle of Clontarf', Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 68 (1938), pp 1-50.

Repository Details

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