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Story about An Gorm Mòr, September 1870

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/40

Scope and Contents

Story about An Gorm Mòr Mac An Leigh [MacOnlea or Livingstone], that he was the last person to live at Castle Achnanduin [Achadun, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. He took a boat and crew to Gaireleass [Garbh Shlios]and asked everyone to leave him. They saw a bull 'tearing down the glen' and then he and An Gorm Mòr fought. An Gorm Mòr was found and taken back to the Crois [Crois Dubh Lios Mòr or Black Cross of Lismore] where he was buried in the Livingstone plot near the Barons of Bachuil. The story notes that 'This stone has not been touched for at least 200 years.'

Dates

  • 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 13r, line 14 to folio 13v, line 8

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW106/28 - another version of the same story.

Bibliography

Carmichael, Alexander, 'The Barons of Bachuil', The Celtic Review, vol. 5, no. 20 (1909), pp. 356-375: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30070188

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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