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Story entitled 'Each-drai Chlann Uisne', 16 March 1867

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/14

Scope and Contents

Story entitled 'Each-drai Chlann Uisne' [Eachdraidh Chlann Uisne] collected from Iain MacNeil [John MacNeil], aged 83 years, cottar, Buaile nam bodach [Buail nam Bodach/Bolnabodach, Barraigh/Isle of Barra]. Carmichael describes him as 'aois 83 co-aois a Chorneil mhic Neil. He appears about 60 years'. The story tells how Seven folios of text have been written over transversely in blue ink, the first text being written in black ink. The blue ink text is a continuation of the story or as Carmichael mentions 'Left off here on account of having made an appointment with Dr MacGillvray to go out shooting with Dr W. E. MacLellan and to dine at Eoligearry [E├▓laigearraidh/Eoligarry] house in the evening.' At the end of the blue text Carmichael writes, 'This left off part written and sent me by Mr Donald MacRae Buaile nam bodach Barra. Received at Lochmaddy [Loch nam Madadh, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] April [-] 1867.' There are a number of pencil annotations to the story including 'A Naoise from this came Aonas, Angus?'.


  • Creation: 16 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 29v, line 5 to folio 42v, line 35


Carmichael, Alexander, 'Deirdire', Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness, vol. XIII (1886-1887), pp. 241-257
Carmichael, Alexander, Deirdire and the Lay of the Children of Uisne (Edinburgh, 1905).

Repository Details

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