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Fionn MacCumhail

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = CW,Use For = Finn MacCool

Found in 37 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 1864 to

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, noted as being 'Bought at St Columb, Cornwall, 30 Nov[ember] 1864 pr[ice] 2/3'. The back inside cover contains a note probably collected as part of excise duties which reads 'Rod[erick] MacPhie Mast of boat 21.8 [-] 1.2½ [-]'. The notebook contains one insertion. The majority of the notebook contains lore relating to Miùlaigh/Mingulay mostly collected from Roderick MacNeil, crofter, aged 88, known as Ruairidh an Rùma. Roderick MacNeil also...

Fragment of a song beginning 'Oisein eibhinn a mhic Fhinn', 16 June 1876

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/85
Scope and Contents Fragment of a song collected from Christina MacInnes [Cairistiona nighean Dùghaill] beginning 'Oisein eibhin[n] a mhic Fhinn, A Loaich fhaoilidh bu mhor pris'. A fragmentary note accompanying it seems to indicate a man who has the full song. The note reads 'Donul Curri [Donald Currie] S[outh] Lochboisdale [Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] whom see -'.

Fragment of a song entitled 'Laoidh Dhiarmaid', c1862

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/67
Scope and Contents Fragment of a song entitled 'Laoidh Dhiarmaid' [Lay of Diarmaid] collected from Donull Camashron [Donald Cameron], Coill-othar 'Clar-Sgiath' [Coille Odhar/Coillore, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. The song begins 'Eisdibh mus ail leibh laoidh, Air a mhuinntir a dh'fhalbh uainn' and is composed of twenty-four lines. Annotations to the text have been made in pencil. The song is the beginning of the story in which Diarmaid, after having eloped with Grainne, Fionn's wife, goes boar hunting...

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

 Item
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 were...

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

 Item
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 B44b)Contents of the...

'Ossian: Macpherson's', Late 19th or early 20th century

 Item
Identifier: Coll-98/3/1/15
Scope and Contents This notebook contains an essay or description or account of the characters, Ossian and Fionn, especially through Macpherson's portraits, and with some comparison to the folkloric tradition in both Ireland and Scotland.

'Ossian: The three Feinns', Late 19th or early 20th century

 Item
Identifier: Coll-98/3/1/14
Scope and Contents An essay on Fionn's band of warriors, the Feinn, mentioned in Macpherson's Ossianic tales.

Placename note for Dun-na-dise and Ath na dise, 20 January 1871

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/166
Scope and Contents Placename note for Dun-na-dise and Ath na dise [Dùn na Dìse and Ath na Dìse, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] that they are between Carnish and Baileshear [Cairinis, Baile Shear/Baleshare]. Also that Fionn leaped from Beinn na coille to Fíe'leum [Beinn na Coille and Filleam].

Poem entitled 'Briara Fhinn ri Oscar', 22 March 1867

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/15
Scope and Contents Poem entitled 'Briara Fhinn ri Oscar' collected from Do'ul mac an t-Shaoir Do'ul mac Dhouil ic Thearlaich [Donald MacIntyre], catechist, Aird, Beinn na faothla Uist deas [Àird, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'A mhic mo mhic se thui[r]t an righ, Oscar a righ nan og fhlath'. The poem is composed of twenty six lines. MacIntyre states that he 'Heard this 60 years ago from an old man John Mac Aonais (Iain og mac Fhionlai) [John MacInnes] an Smearcleit Uist D[eas]...

Poem entitled 'Earraghain Mor', 21 March 1867 to 16 November 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/18
Scope and Contents Poem entitled 'Earraghain Mor' collected from Doul mac an tShaoir [Donald MacIntyre, catechist, Àird/Aird, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] beginning 'La[tha] do Phad[raig] na chuirt, Gun sailm na nigh'. A note written in different ink across the initial lines of text reads 'Trans[cribed] B[ook] II p[-] Nov[ember] 16 1869 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael].'