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Fragment of a song entitled 'Laoidh Dhiarmaid', c1862

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/67

Scope and Contents

Fragment of a song entitled 'Laoidh Dhiarmaid' [Lay of Diarmaid] collected from Donull Camashron [Donald Cameron], Coill-othar 'Clar-Sgiath' [Coille Odhar/Coillore, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. The song begins 'Eisdibh mus ail leibh laoidh, Air a mhuinntir a dh'fhalbh uainn' and is composed of twenty-four lines. Annotations to the text have been made in pencil. The song is the beginning of the story in which Diarmaid, after having eloped with Grainne, Fionn's wife, goes boar hunting with Fionn, which is a trap in which Fionn intends to fatally wound Diarmaid.


  • Creation: c1862

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 151r, line 1 to folio 151v, line 5


Campbell, John Francis, (ed.),Leabhar na FĂ©inne (London, 1872) pp. 158-159.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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