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Song entitled 'Moladh Ghoill' and accompanying notes, c1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/75

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Moladh Ghoill' collected from Eachun Mac Ciseig [Hector MacIsaac], joiner, Aird-mhor, Iocar, Uist d{eas] [Àird Mhòr, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] on 21 July 1865 beginning 'Moladh air ard aigne Ghoill, Fear cogaidh Fhinn'. The song is composed of thirty-two lines. MacIsaac states that he heard the song from Ruaraidh (ruadh) Domhnullach [Roderick MacDonald] at Clachan-a-ghloip [Clachan na Luib, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. The notes give the background to the song telling how Fionn composed the song in praise of Goll when he had killed Conn mac an Deirg. Annotations to the text have been made in pencil. A note states that a copy of the song was sent to Rev Archibald Clerk, Kilmallie Manse in 1869.


  • 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 162r, line 1 to folio 162v, line 17


Campbell, John Francis, ed., Leabhar na Féinne (London, 1871) p 125.
Campbell, John Francis, Popular Tales of the West Highlands, vol III (Edinburgh, 1862) pp 293-295.

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