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Story about 'Iain Og mac Mhic ic Neil', 1867

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/61

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Story collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay about 'Iain Og mac Mhic ic Neil' [Iain Òg mac Mhic ic Neill] telling how when a shipwreck occurred off Vaslan [Vaslain, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] he sent people to get a doradh [dorgh or handline] to save the people who had been on board. Stones were put on the end of the lines and it was these stones which killed the people when thrown to them. The survivors told the king that Iain Òg had killed them and the king said that he would give Tir-unga Bhaothasdail [Tìrunga Baoghsdail/Boisdale Ounceland] to whoever captured him. Iain Òg became a fugitive and was spotted on the side of Beinn Chliat [Beinn Chliaid] by Mac Iain or Fear Baoghasdail from Uibhist/Uist who was at sea. They chased him and caught him and took him to Dùn Èideann/Edinburgh where he was to be hanged. In Edinburgh, however, the queen took a fancy to Iain Òg because he was so handsome and gave him some gold. Iain Òg's wife returned the gold to the king and Iain Òg was put in a hogshead and left to drift out to sea. No one knew what happened to him after that.


  • Creation: 1867

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From the Series: 88 folios ; 16.6 x 19.8 cm