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Story about Aonas mac Neil, 20 January 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/153

Scope and Contents

Story collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula about Aonas mac Neil [Aonghas MacNeil or Angus MacNeil] that he was the person who disturbed the grave of the child of the daughter of the King of France and that he was an atheist who said that there was no 'hereaft[e]r & that the soul of a man when if left a man crept along a dyke side like a biast till it met the first closach eich [horse corpse] & went into it! The people we[re] horrified.'


  • Creation: 20 January 1871

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 64 folios ; 19.5 x 23 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 60v, line 1 to folio 60v, line 8

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW116/144 - mentions the disturbance of the grave of the child of the daughter of the King of France.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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