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Charm entitled 'An t-Altacha Leapa', 6 April 1877

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/44

Scope and Contents

Charm entitled 'An t-Altacha Leapa' [An t-Altachadh Leapa] beginning ' An ainm an Ath[air] sa Mh[ic] san Sp[ioraid N[aoimh]' collected from Donald Macintire [MacIntyre], also known as Donul mac Neill, age 84, Howbeag, South Uist [Tobha Beag/Howbeg, Uibhist a Deas] in the midst of his story about the visit of the Duke of Tarentum. A comment at the end of the song states, 'Duke Tar[en]t[um] middle sized clear mind[ed] smart man high sight', which is followed by a comment in a different pencil. The text of the song has been scored through in pencil perhaps indicating that it has been transcribed elsewhere.


  • Creation: 6 April 1877

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 62 folios ; 23.5 x 19.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 14r, line 11 to folio 14r, line 23

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