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Song entitled 'Suire Oisein' and accompanying note, 22 October 1864

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/55

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Suire Oisein' collected from Coinneach Moireastan [Kenneth Morrison], Trithean, Eilean Sgitheanach [Trien, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] beginning 'Is cu duine far nach ionmhaire e, Teiream riut a nighean Shiusaidh.' The song is about the Fenians going to find Eimhir, Cormac's sweetheart. They killed Cormac and Ossian carried his head home. The accompanying note describes the background to the song in which the ageing Oisein [Ossian] is told by a woman that he is becoming insignificant and the song is his reply.


  • Creation: 22 October 1864

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 183 folios ; 20 x 23.8cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 134r, line 3 to folio 135r, line 5


Campbell, John Francis (ed.) Leabhar na FĂ©inne (London, 1872) p. 142 - 'Suireadh Oisein air Eamhuir Aluinn'

Repository Details

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