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Story entitled 'Dun -Ra'ail', 29 January 1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/124

Scope and Contents

Story entitled 'Dun -Ra'ail' [Dùn Raghnaill] probably collected from John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist telling how Dùn Raghnaill came to be built. Raol mac Ailein [Raghnall mac Ailein or Ranald MacDonald of Clanranald] lived at Dremisdale Dreumasdal/Drimsdale and his son in Morar [Mòrar, Siorrachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire]. After a hard spring, his son came ashore at Loch Sgioport looking for food but he refused to give him any. In the middle of the night his son went out and started taking down one of Raghnall's three remaining stooks. His grieve alerted him to this and so he got up 'in his night-shirt with his bow in hand. He threw & knocked down his son & the sheaf together'. He built the Dùn Raghnaill in case his grandson came to take revenge on him.


  • Creation: 29 January 1875

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 117 folios ; 20 x 16.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 51v, line 12 to folio 52r, line 10


Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, Vol I (Edinburgh, 1900) pp.82-83.
Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, Vol II (Edinburgh, 1900) pp.130-135 and p. 345.

Repository Details

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