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Rìgh Èirinn

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Fragment of a story for the song entitled 'Laoidh Earragain Mhoir', c1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/81
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story for the song entitled 'Laoidh Earragain Mhoir' collected from Eachun MacIosaig [Hector MacIsaac] Ceannlangabhad, Iocar, Uist Deas [Ceannlangabhat, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] on 6 October 1865. The story tells how when Fionn and the Fenians went hunting in Ireland every year, Righ Èirinn [King of Ireland] would give them men to look after them. In the winter, back in Scotland, the Fenians began their Christmas festivities and someone reported to Fionn that there...
Dates: c1875

Poem beginning 'A bhean bhalbh sin a bhean bhalbh' and accompanying story, c1866

Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/3
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Poem beginning 'A bhean bhalbh sin a bhean bhalbh' and accompanying story collected from Lachlan Donullach [Lachlan MacDonald], Grimisey [Griomsaigh/Grimsay, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. The story is a reworking of 'An t-Og Chraobh' which can be found on folios 1v to 12r (CW104/1).

Dates: c1866

Poem entitled 'Na Brataichean', March 1867

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/10
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Poem entitled 'Na Brataichean' [The Banners] probably collected from Donald MacPhee, smith, Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra beginning 'Gad a gheo ri Loch[lannaich] sid, Na bha do mhaoin s do sheisd air Eirin.' The poem is composed of one hundred and eight lines, some of which are written transversely across other text.

Dates: March 1867

Song entitled 'Seathain', 26 May 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/43
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Seathain' [Seathan Mac Rìgh Èireann - John the Son of the King of Ireland] probably collected from Margaret MacIntosh, tailor's wife, Ceann a Deas Loch Baghasdail/South Boisdale, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Huru na hurri bho horo, Nam fai[c]te Sea[thain] ag eiridh'. The song is composed of fourteen lines and has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere. The text is slightly obscured by another item having been written transversely across it also in...
Dates: 26 May 1869

Story entitled 'An Gruagach Ban Mac Righ Eireann', 22 March 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/2
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'An Gruagach Ban Mac Righ Eireann' collected from Alastair mac Ruari bhain MacNeill [Alexander MacNeil], saillear eisg or fish salter, Ceanntangval Barra [Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra]. The story tells how..... Some of the pencil text has smudged and is difficult to read. The accompanying note states that MacNeil heard the story from his father when he was a boy and that he is now seventy two years of age. Carmichael notes that he 'Wrote this tale while...
Dates: 22 March 1871

Story entitled 'An t-Og Chraobh', 13 February 1866

Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/1
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'An t-Og Chraobh' collected from Alasdair Mac Neil [Alexander MacNeil], fisherman and crofter, Ceanntangvall, Barra [Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] written on 13 February 1866. Folios 10r to 11v contain text written transversely over the main text and starts from folio 11v. The transverse section of text appears to have been recorded from Lachunn Donullach [Lachlan MacDonald], cottar, Eilean Ghrimiseidh (Ceallun) Uist a Tuath [Ceallan/Kallin,...
Dates: 13 February 1866

Story entitled 'Ceudach Nan Collachain Oir' and accompanying note, 29 January 1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/127
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Ceudach Nan Collachain Oir' probably collected from John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The story begins with Fionn and his men out hunting. They have so much success that they decide to leave some of it for collection on the way home. Gille Glas appears and asks to be employed by Fionn so Fionn has him help take the kill home. Caoilte, the fastest Fenian, and the Gille Glas arrive at the feasting hall before anyone else and...
Dates: 29 January 1875

Story entitled 'Mac Righ Eirinn', 28 October 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/124
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Mac Righ Eirinn' [Mac Rìgh Èirinn or the Son of the King of Ireland] collected from Lach[lan] Donullach [Lachlan MacDonald], Gramasdale [Gramasdal/Gramsdale, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula]. In the story Rìgh Èirinn has remarried and his new wife is evil, so Mac Rìgh Èirinn runs away to his maternal grandfather's and tells him all about it. His grandfather gives him a filly and tells him that if he whispers 'Crath crath a lothag' to a filly, it will provide gold and if he says it...
Dates: 28 October 1870

Story entitled 'Righ Eirinn', 21 January 1866

Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/9
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Righ Eirinn' [Rìgh Èirinn or The King of Ireland] collected from Donull Mac O Phi [Donald MacPhee], Iocar, Uist a Deas [Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The son of king is badly treated by his step-mother and nursemaid but a kindly old man takes pity on him. The old man gives him a feadan [chanter] which he uses to give his stepmother wind. She then asks her stepson to play chess which he wins and so she enchants him and he likewise puts his stepmother under an...
Dates: 21 January 1866

Transcription notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1864-1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW104
Scope and Contents Transciption notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The inside front cover is inscribed in ink with 'Bought at Wadebridge Cornwall Dec[ember] 1 1864 p 1/6 A A Carmichael' and the opposite page has 'A A Carmichael' written on it in pencil. The notebook contains Fenian songs or tales mainly collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, some of which are repeated in full or in part. These include 'Laoidh na Muileartaich', 'Duan an Deirg' and 'A' Bhraoin Chaorain'....
Dates: 1864-1869