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Story relating to George Munro, John Munro, Hugh MacEachen and Father Ranald MacEachen and accompanying poem, 1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/22

Scope and Contents

Story relating to George Munro, John Munro, Hugh MacEachen and Father Ranald MacEachen. The story tells how George Munro lived until he was ninety-one years old and was the son of John Munro, minister of Duirinish, Skye [DiĆ¹irinis, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. Once when Clanranald was on the Isle of Skye, he asked John Munro what favour he could do him and the reply was to give Uibhist a Deas/South Uist to his son George. On another occasion George 'showed kindness' to Father Ranald MacEachen of the MacEachens from Howbeg [Tobha Beag, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] who was shipwrecked on Skye. A verse composed by John MacCodrum about Father Ranald beginning 'Is ioma rud a chunna mi riamh, Is tha mi ria[mh] fo bha mi og' is included in the story. The story notes that Ranald was probably a nephew of Marshal MacDonald. Hugh MacEachen was said to have given an old woman a lift to church on horseback but because it was also carrying 'wilks' [whelks] the noise of the wilks frightened the horse, the old woman was thrown and she broke her leg. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates

  • 1892

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 35 folios ; 20.2 x 14.5 cm