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Song entitled 'Niall Odhar', 27 October 1873

Identifier: Coll-97/CW115/19

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Niall Odhar' collected from Tormaid (Buidhe) Donullach [Norman MacDonald], age about 30 years, Cross [Cros, Nis/Ness, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis] beginning 'O Naile bhig 's na ho ro, 'S trua[gh] nach ro[bh] me fhi[n] 's Nial[l] O[dh]ar'. The accompanying story is unclear but seems to indicate that 'Clann ic 'Ile Bhir'eamh' lived in Eòropaidh/Eoropie and that they went to the mainland. Also that they did not kill Niall Odhar. The vocabulary note reads 'Rac = traveller round the mast, Biulain = Biorlain'.


  • Creation: 27 October 1873

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 12 folios ; 17 x 21cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 6v, line 16 to folio 7v, line 12


Mac-Leoid, Donull, 'Am Britheamh Leoghasach', An Gàidheal, vol. V, no 50 (1876), pp. 47-50.
Mac-Leoid, Donull, 'Am Britheamh Leoghasach,' Mac-Talla, vol. V, no. 5 (1896), pp. 27-30.

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