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Story entitled 'Toirioc Na Taineac' and accompanying note, 15 August 1873

Identifier: Coll-97/CW105/14

Scope and Contents

Story entitled 'Toirioc Na Taineac' collected from Eachan MacIssac [erroneously given as 'MacLeod' in the text] 'Each[ann] mac Ruari', Ceannlangabhat, [Iochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist], who, the note states heard it from 'Ruary Rua' MacQuien, catechist when he was about fifteen or sixteen years old. Added that MacQuien had died about fifty years ago and that 'the lays of Os[sian] & the old stories of the Fian were his principal themes'.


  • 15 August 1873

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From the Series: 92 folios ; 20.1 x 16.4 cm

Physical Location

folio 28v, line 1 to folio 46v, line 12

Related Materials



Carmichael, Alexander, 'Toirioc na Taine',Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness, ii (1872-1873) pp. 25-39.
Maclean, C. I., ‘A Folk-Variant of Táin Bó Cúailnge from Uist’, ARV: Journal of Scandinavian Studies, vol. 15 (1959) pp. 160–181.
MacGhilleathain, C. I., ‘An Donn Ghuailleann’, Gairm, air. 29 (Am Foghar, 1959) pp. 67–71.

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