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Poem entitled 'Duan na Dilionn', 10 April 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/67

Scope and Contents

Poem entitled 'Duan na Dilionn' beginning 'Diluain thig an doireann tiom' collected from Ruari Donalluch [Roderick MacDonald] Clachghloip [Clach a' Ghluip/Clachan na Lùib, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. Text has been scored through and a note on folio 65r reads 'B[ook] 2 p[age]' while a note on folio 66r reads 'Transcribed Wednesday May 5 1869 AAC.' Written transversely on folio 66r is a note to the effect that Ruari heard the poem from a Catherine MacDonald aged 80, who unusually for a woman at the time was able to read the Bible and also that shooting was permitted on a Sunday then, men even bringing their guns to church. In addition, a fair would be held to sell goods on the Monday after communion.


  • Creation: 10 April 1869

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 68 folios ; 20.5 x 16.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 65v, line 13 to folio 66r, line 21


Carmichael, Alexander Carmina Gadelica, vol I (Edinburgh, 1900), pp. 224-227.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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