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Song entitled 'Lorg An Ogain' and accompanying story, c1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/74

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Lorg An Ogain' collected from Aonas Mac Aonais [Angus MacInnes], crofter, Smearcleit [Smeircleit/Smercleit, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] on 13 January 1865, beginning 'Lorg an ogain seach an t-ath, An ceum ro-mhath tha ro-dhian'. The song is composed of thirty-seven lines, two lines of which have been denoted as 'Fonn'. Pencil annotations mark the text into eighteen verses. The accompanying story gives the background to the song in which someone is stealing the Fenians' food while they are out hunting with Fionn and so the dog-handler offers to stay behind one day to find out who the culprit is.


  • Creation: c1875

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 161r, line 1 to folio 161v, line 23

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW113/6 - a copy of this item from the same informant.

Coll-97/CW107/40 and Coll-97/CW113/5 are other versions of the song given by different informants.


Campbell, John Francis, Popular Tales of the West Highlands, vol III (Edinburgh, 1862), pp. 282-287.
Henderson, George, The Norse influence on Celtic Scotland (Glasgow, 1910), pp. 323-326.

Repository Details

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