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Story and notes on MacLachlan of Fiart, September 1870

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/66

Scope and Contents

Story and notes on MacLachlan of Fiart, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire. The story tells how he lived at Achadhun [Achadun] describing how he took down the foundation stones there, at Creag nan Eun and at tai biorlin Mhic Lachlain [taigh bìrlinn or galley-house]. It describes how Sraid MhicLachlain [Sràid MhicLachlain], was a 'street' of trees which touched at the tops and was fifty yards long. The MacLachlan family held Fiart for 'trì linnean' before selling it to MacAonais Dhunstainis [MacInnes of Dhùn Stafhinis/Dunstaffnage] who then sold it on to [David Campbell of] Combie. The story continues with the tale of an encounter MacLachlan had with a witch who while pointing to a stone pillar said, ' Run mo chridhe ort Mhic L[achlain], Run do chridhe eir a chloich ghlas.' The pillar split in two and part of it was 'made stair Chill a mhoir of it where it still is. This was the first stair in this part of the Highlands.' MacLachlan is said to have given the woman two shillings and sixpence.

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 18v, line 16 to folio 19v, line 2

Bibliography

Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica (Edinburgh, 1900), Vol II, pp. 142-143.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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