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Song entitled 'Donnacha mac Chuilean' and accompanying notes, 27 May 1869 and 16 June 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/56

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Donnacha mac Chuilean' collected from Mary MacMillan, Lionacuidhe/Liniquie, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Na hoieabh o hoille bhi, Na ho ibh a hao ri haoro'. The accompanying notes state that the first part of the song relates to a girl who lost her snood and the second part to the encroachment of the sea. The caibeal or chapel referred to are those at Howmore South Uist [Tobha Mòr, Uibhist a Deas], with 'Hough-more said to mean Tung-Moire Mòr being a dau[gh]t[er] of Ri[gh] Lochlann.' The text has been scored through in ink and written transvresely over the text is 'B[ook] 3 P[age] [-] Trans[cribed] June 17 1869 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael]'.


  • Creation: 27 May 1869 and 16 June 1869

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 64 folios ; 17 x 20.3 cm