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Story about how Fionn came to marry Rìgh Lochlann's daughter, March 1867

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/11

Scope and Contents

Story collected from Donald MacPhee, smith, Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra in which Fionn meets an old man/giant on the road but Conan is suspcious of him so the man is questioned as to who he is. He says he is a messenger from Rìgh Lochlann [King of Norway] and is consequently put in a hole by Conan. He tells Fionn that Rìgh Lochlann's daughter fell in love with him the first time he was in Lochlann/Norway and that she is so love-sick she is on her death-bed and so Rìgh Lochlann had asked Fionn to come to Lochlann/Norway and to marry his daughter. Fionn agrees to go but in preparing for travel he and his fellow warriors pretend to be unarmed as the the visit is to be a peaceful one. When they arrive in Lochlann/Norway many are gathered for a meal in a large house and the messenger/giant seats each Fenian with a Lochlann man on either side. When Rìgh Lochlann, his wife and daughter enter the room Fionn stands up to greet them but is stopped by Rìgh Lochlann who says that before he can proceed where his son and son's companions were. Oscar says that they were on 'Traigh-Chliabhain mu thuath' and Fionn interjects to avoid a fight starting that his son and companions were left where they were found. Fionn married Rìgh Lochlann's daughter and they were married for many years.


  • Creation: March 1867

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 88 folios ; 16.6 x 19.8 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 20v, line 8 to folio 23v, line 9

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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