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Song entitled 'Donnacha MacCuilcein' and accompanying note, 30 October 1872 and 5 October 1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/116

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Donnacha MacCuilcein' probably collected from Angus Currie, Àird na Monadh, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Se Don MacC[uilcein], Thug tuil eir gach sad'. The song is composed of twenty-four lines. The accompanying note states that the song was composed by 'Nin Donil ioc Cathain (Nic Mhuirich)' about Donnacha MacCuilcein [Duncan MacQuilken], who built the first mill in Uibhist/Uist, damming the water at Tobha Mòr/Howmore whereupon 'a great flood came & covered all the ground.' The text has been scored through in two different inks and written transversely across the text is 'Transcribed Book III II p Creagorry 5 Oct[ober] 1875' [Creag Ghoraidh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula].


  • Creation: 30 October 1872 and 5 October 1875

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 117 folios ; 20 x 16.5 cm