Mar a fhuair Dùn Èideann ainm.

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Title - Mar a fhuair Dùn Èideann ainm.
Contributors - Michael MacIntyre
Reporters - Donald Archie MacDonald
Item Person - Èideann

Summary - How Dùn Èideann got its name.

Fairies were very small. Their lights could be seen in knolls at night. People spoke to them. They were not human. It was a fairy who gave Dùn Èideann its name. When it was being built, a man came on a white mare each day and worked much harder than anyone else. The man in charge asked who he was. He wouldn't tell, but said the place would be named after him. The man told the others about him. It was suggested he let the mare loose and follow it home. When he arrived he heard a woman say: "The mare is here, and Èideann isn't with it."

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:04:37
Date Recorded - 1974.07
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Story
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 42433
Original Tape ID - SA1974.162
Original Track ID - SA1974.162.B4
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Item Location:
  County - Midlothian
  Parish - Edinburgh
  Village - Edinburgh

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