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Story about MacNeil, MacDonald and MacConnell and accompanying verse, c1875

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW105/29

Scope and Contents

Story about MacNeil, MacDonald and MacConnell [MacDonald, Lord of the Isles] in which they are all on a boat and MacDonald, running out of food, chooses to give MacNeil the food on the understanding that he will see Kisimul Castle [Caisteal Chiosmuil, Barraigh/Barra]. They reach Castlebay [Bàgh a' Chaisteil] in a storm and are running out of water so MacNeil orders his butler to give water to his own men and whisky to MacDonald's men. The accompanying verse begins, 'S mithich dhuinne nis bhi triall, A Barraidh chionn nach d fas pailt' and is composed of four lines.

Dates

  • c1875

Language of Materials

Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 92 folios ; 20.1 x 16.4 cm

Physical Location

folio 64r, line 5 to folio 63v, line 15

Bibliography

MacDonald, Rev. A., and MacDonald, Rev. A., (eds.) Clan Donald, vol III (Inverness: Northern Counties Publishing Company, 1904), p. 117.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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