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Story about Am Morair Ban visiting the temple at Cairinis, 23 March 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/30

Scope and Contents

Story about the Morair Ban [Am Morair Bàn or Sir Alexander MacDonald], who when visiting North Uist [Uibhist a Tuath] asked an old, intelligent man called 'Gillean mac Gillean' to visit the temple at Cairinis [Carinish] with him. When he asked Gillean when the temple was built he replied that it was 476 years ago and looked in a red book in his pocket and confirmed it. The builder was the second wife of the MacDonalds of the day daughter of MacDugall of Lorn.


  • Creation: 23 March 1869

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 68 folios ; 20.5 x 16.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 31v, line 1 to folio 31v, line 13

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