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Story about Sir Seumas Ruadh and Am Morar Ban, 14 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/97

Scope and Contents

Story probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist about Sir Seumas Ruadh and Am Morar Ban [Sir James MacDonald and Alexander MacDonald] that Sir Seumas's sons had 'robbed the peinteals of the sons of Somhairle Ban' and beaten them up causing Somhairle to flee to Ireland.The story continues that it was after Sir Seumas's time that the land was taken from 'MacCuinn Oirisy' [MacQueen of Orasaigh/Orasay] but it was not taken by his brother Am Morar Bàn who was 'a fine man'. Sir Seumas is described as the first MacDonald peer and 'the finest man that ever came upon the MacDonalds' and is noted as having died in Rome.


  • Creation: 14 July 1870

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 64 folios ; 19.5 x 23 cm