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Mythology, Celtic

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

'An Fheinn air a h-Uilinn', Early 20th century

Identifier: Coll-98/3/3/3
Scope and Contents Marked 'Mackinnon A17' and noted thus in previous historical records. The title of the booklet, An Fheinn air a h-Uilinn translates to English has 'The Fianna on their elbows', possibly referring to the semi-independent warrior bands in Irish mythology. It is a proverb in Gaelic to describe an action or activity only half complete. This notebook contains prose, possibly an essay, about the proverb. There are a number of annotations, possibly tutor's...
Dates: Early 20th century

Bundle of papers of different sizes with unrelated contents, 18th-19th century

Identifier: Coll-98/4/7/5
Scope and Contents There are a number of documents contained in this bundle, which includes the following items that were also catalogued in previous historical records:1. "Craobhsgaoileadh ... Geanalach cloinn hEochadha Muighe Finn". John O'Donovan appears to have made the note on the paper 'from an old paper manuscript in T.C.D'.2. A poem headed "Maoldomhna ua Muirgeasain cct./Duanseanchus ui Eidirsgeoil as Saltar Chaisil".3. Extract, possibly by John O'Donovan, from the...
Dates: 18th-19th century

'Clann Uisne' [The children of Uisne], c late 19th century

Identifier: Coll-97/CW437
Scope and Contents

Fragments of the story 'Clann Uisne'.

Dates: c late 19th century

Class notes on 'Agallamh na Senorach', c. early 20th century

Identifier: Coll-97/CW438
Scope and Contents

Class notes on 'Agallamh na Senorach'.

Dates: c. early 20th century

'Connal Mac Righ Cruachan' [Connal the son of King Cruachan], c late 19th century

Identifier: Coll-97/CW452
Scope and Contents

Tale headed 'Connal Mac Righ Cruachan'.

Dates: c late 19th century

'Contributions sent to the Museum not previously described', c 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW457
Scope and Contents

Detailed descriptions of items sent to the [National Museum of Antiquities, Edinburgh] by Alexander Carmichael, including a 'sculpture stone' from Bearnaray, Harris; a baptismal font from Pabbay, Barra; and 'Fingal's shoe', a 'shoe-like' stone from the Isle of Skye.

Dates: c 1870

'Eamun Mac Ghuirm' [Eamonn the son of Gorm], 1861

Identifier: Coll-97/CW466
Scope and Contents

Gaelic prose tale headed 'Eamun Mac Ghuirm'.

Dates: 1861

'Fionnlagh Choinneachain Mac na Bantraich' [Fionnlagh Choinneachain, the widow's son], c 1861

Identifier: Coll-97/CW460
Scope and Contents

Two versions of tale headed 'Fionnlagh Choinneachain Mac na Bantraich'. Both recorded from Donull MacCuithein [Donald MacQueen], 'Fearann-an-lea' [Fernilea], Isle of Skye. Pages numbered 1-22 and 37-50 combine to form one version, recorded on 1 June 1861. Note on p. 50 states that the reciter heard the story from a miller (Donald MacPhee] in Talisker, Isle of Skye. Pages numbered 23-36 are a version recorded on 21 February 1861, the end of which is found at Coll-97/CW422.

Dates: c 1861

Gaelic literature AD 1000 - 1560 (Notes for a lecture series), Late 19th or early 20th century

Identifier: Coll-98/1/1/21
Scope and Contents A bundle of 4 notebooks, containing notes or scripts for lectures on a lecture series. There are no dates noted on the front covers, but the lectures presumably took place at the University of Edinburgh while Donald Mackinnon was Chair of Celtic. The following notebooks survive:'Contents of the literature: Historical section' (Item B44a)'Contents of the literature: Laws; Literary grammars and dictionaries; Science (medical); Translated literature' (Item...
Dates: Late 19th or early 20th century

Introduction to 'Tain Bo Cuailnge', late 19th-early 20th century

Identifier: Coll-97/CW418
Scope and Contents

Introduction to 'Tain Bo Cuailnge'.

Dates: late 19th-early 20th century