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Fragment of a story entitled 'Mac Coinnich agus Mac Leoid', c1862

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/15

Scope and Contents

Fragment of a story entitled 'Mac Coinnich agus Mac Leoid' [MacKenzie and MacLeod], probably collected from Kenneth Morrison, Trien/Trithean, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye. The story tells how MacKenzie sent a messenger to MacLeod with a letter asking for a date and place to have a battle in Maom Ratagain [Màm Ratagan, Siorramachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire]. MacLeod was shelling shellfish into a plaid when the messenger found him but on hearing the message MacLeod quickly picked up his plaid full of shells and hit the messenger's back drawing blood. MacLeod sends the messenger back to MacKenzie to say that there is no letter but that he will get what he asked for. MacKenzie had a wise man who chided him for being so foolish, suspecting that MacLeod would attack Ceanntail [Cinn Tàile/Kintail, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty]. So the messenger is sent back to MacLeod to tell him that he has a fight on his hands and MacKenzie and MacLeod meet at Ceann Loch-Aineart [Ceann Loch Aineirt/Kinloch Ainort, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. This is where the story ends and the rest of the folio is blank.


  • Creation: c1862

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 183 folios ; 20 x 23.8cm