Song entitled 'Laoidh Dhiarmaid' and accompanying story, c1862
Scope and Contents
The song begins with Grain[n]e saying, 'Dhiarmuid na freagair na gaothair, Cha 'n eil ann ach faothaid bhreige' and is composed of seventy-two lines and marks some words with question marks. The song tells how after eloping with Fionn's wife, Diarmaid went hunting boar with Fionn on Beinn Gulbain. Fionn knew that the only place that Diarmaid could be wounded was on the sole of his foot, so he asked Diarmaid to measure the boar he had killed with his feet. A barb goes into Diarmaid's foot and he bleeds to death.
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From the Series: 183 folios ; 20 x 23.8cm
- From the Fonds: Carmichael, Alexander, 1832-1912 (excise officer, folklorist and antiquarian | Edinburgh | Scotland) (Person)
- From the Fonds: Watson, William John, 1865-1948 (Professor of Celtic) (Person)