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Song entitled 'Laoidh Na h Inghinne' and accompanying story, 22 October 1864

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/57

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Laoidh Na h Inghinne' collected from Alasdair Mac Mhathain or Mothanach or 'Alli Ban' [Alexander Matheson], Airdeilbh, Lochais [Àird Eilbh/Ardelve, Lochaillse/Lochalsh, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty on 9 July 1861. The song begins 'Oisein uasail mhic Fhinn, Us tu do shuidhe air an tulaich aoibhinn' and is composed of eighty-eight lines. Some annotations including vocabulary notes have been made in pencil. The accompanying story describes a skull and teeth found on the shore at Baile-mac-cara [Baile Mac Carra/Balmacara].


  • 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 137v, line 1 to folio 139r, line 24

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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