Bàs Ailein Chlann Raghnaill aig Blàr Sliabh an t-Siorraim, a...

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Title - Bàs Ailein Chlann Raghnaill aig Blàr Sliabh an t-Siorraim, a...
Contributors - Michael MacIntyre
Reporters - Angus John MacDonald
Item Person - Ailean Chlann Raghnaill; Dòmhnall Gorm

Summary - The death of Allan of Clanranald at Sheriffmuir, and some information about earlier members of the family.

Allan MacDonald of Clanranald and his men were going to the Battle of Sheriffmuir. An old woman put a protective spell on him and told him not to speak to the first person he met. He did so when he met a woman at a ford, believing it would not matter. An old seer at Ormaclete foretold of Allan's death at the battle. His body was taken home, but his castle went on fire that night. Allan's brother, Raghnall Òg, succeeded him and expelled Allan's foreign wife. Allan was killed accidentally by one of his own men.

The contributor goes on to speak of earlier members of the Clanranald family, in particular Dòmhnall Gorm. He tells how the chief killed his ploughman, and how the ploughman's son returned to Uist in later years to kill him. The chief's son tried to kill the ploughman's son, but was himself killed.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:14:01
Date Recorded - 1969
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Story
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 107417
Original Tape ID - SA1969.127
Original Track ID - SA1969.127.A3; SA1969.127.A4+B1
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Item Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - South Uist
  Island - South Uist
  Village - Ormaclete

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