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Story under the heading 'Roin' about MacIogain and accompanying verse, 7 October 1875

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/30

Scope and Contents

Story under the heading 'Roin' probably collected from John MacInnes, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. telling how a man came from Taisgeir or Hasgeir [Eilean Hasgeir/Haskeir Island] to a wild island and knocked at the door of a big, grey old man. On being asked where he was from and who his family were he responded that he was from the north and his people were Mac Iogain to which the old man recited a verse beginning 'Iogain ga do thug mi bithe dhuit, Im is cais[e] is feoil'. The verse is composed of five lines with an alternative to the fifth line being given.

Dates

  • 7 October 1875

Language of Materials

Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 183 folios ; 20 x 23.8cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 98r, line 10 to folio 98r, line 21

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW106/125 folio 51v - a copy of the same story from the same informant, noted as being transcribed into this notebook on 7 October 1875.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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