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Story entitled 'An t-Eilean Uaine', 1873

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW105/38

Scope and Contents

Story entitled 'An t-Eilean Uaine' about a man called MacEoin [MacEwen] from Bute [Bòd] who on his way to Locharoag, Harris [Loch Ròg, Na Hearadh] is thrown off course and comes across an island which is twelve miles wide by twelve miles long. It has no inhabitants, is green and full of 'fraic' [seaweed] and the river is full of salmon. A storm drives him to Ireland where he sells his salmon and then he sets off to find the island again but he cannot find it. Carmichael notes that the reef of Rockall is twelve miles by twelve miles and full of old iron and chains. MacEwen is said to have spent 'all his means' in search of the green isle.

Dates

  • 1873

Language of Materials

English,Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 92 folios ; 20.1 x 16.4 cm

Physical Location

folio 57r, line 7 to folio 56v, line 9

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW392

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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