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Song entitled 'Comhairle Fhinn air Oscar' and accompanying notes, c1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/76

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Comhairle Fhinn air Oscar' collected from Eachun MacCiseig [Hector MacIsaac, joiner, Àird Mhòr, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'A mhic mo mhic 's e thuirt a Righ, Oscair a righ nan ard ghlath'. The song is composed of eighteen lines and has an annotation in pencil. The background to the song is given telling how Fionn expected to hand over his kingdom to Oscar, when he died if he killed Caibre Ruadh an Eirinn. The comhairle or conversation takes place after a Fenian battle. MacIsaac states that he heard the song from Ruaraidh Donnullach [Roderick MacDonald, Clachan na Luib, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. 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 162v, line 18 to folio 163v, line 26


Campbell, John Francis, ed., Leabhar na Féinne (London, 1871) p 157.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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