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Scope and Contents Poem entitled 'Corag Fhinn agus Mhanuis' [Comhrag Fhèinn Agus Mhanuis or The Fight of Fionn and Manus] collected from Alasdair Donullach [Alexander MacDonald], Boradh, Barra [Borgh/Borve, Barriagh/Isle of Barra]. The story is told in forty stanzas of four lines each. The first stanza begins 'Ce be bhiodh leinn a laoidh, Air an trai[gh] tha siar fo dheas'. MacDonald states that he heard the story from Eifrig Nic an Lias, 'shean mhaighdean' [old maid or spinster].
Dates: 15 January 1866
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'....