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Notes on Fenian placenames and associated poems, c1866

Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/24

Scope and Contents

Notes probably collected from Alexander MacKenzie, Uisgebhagh/Uiskevagh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, on Fenian placenames and associated poems including a verse each from Laoidh Dhiarmaid and Laoidh Mhanuis. MacKenzie describes Gleann-na- tullach and Gleann-na-muice [Gleann Tùlacha, possibly Pollan na muice and Poll-iù/Poolewe, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] as being to the south and to the north of Suidheachan Fhinn, where Fenians used to hunt and where Fionn sat 'dar bha Diarmad a ruith "na muice fiadhain"' [while Diarmaid herded wild pigs]. Diarmaid's grave is said to be in Gleann-na- tullach, where he is buried with his white hounds, one at each foot. Carmichael notes that Iain MacCoinnich [John MacKenzie] saw Diarmaid's grave and once sat on it while having his dinner. This is a fair copy of the notes made at CW104/13.


  • Creation: c1866

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From the Series: 91 folios ; 20 x 16.5 cm