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Story about the saints connected to Lios Mòr/Lismore, 2 September 1870

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/2

Scope and Contents

Story collected from Duncan Carmichael on the boat from An t-Òban/Oban to Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire about the saints connected to Lismore, telling how Calumcille, Moaluag and Ordhean [Calum Cille/Columba, Moluag and Oran] were brothers who were competing for the possession of Lismore. Moluag won by cutting his finger off and throwing it to shore and consequently Calum Cille went to Iona. It also tells of Oran's burial alive and how on the fourth day after he'd been buried, Calum Cille opened the grave to see if he was still alive, which he was and questioned him. It also notes that Lismore got its name from being the garden for MacDonald of the Isles.

Dates

  • 2 September 1870

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 117 folios ; 20 x 16.5 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 5r, line 1 to folio 5v, line 7

Bibliography

McDonald, Fr. Allan, 'Calum-Cille agus Dobhran a Bhrathair', The Celtic Review, vol V (1908-1909) pp. 107-109.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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