Eachdraidh mu Dhòmhnallaich Lathaig.

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Title - Eachdraidh mu Dhòmhnallaich Lathaig.
Contributors - Hugh MacKinnon
Reporters - Donald Archie MacDonald

Summary - A history of the MacDonalds of Laig.

Raghnall Dubh, son of the poet Alasdair mac Mhaighstir Alasdair, was the first MacDonald in Laig. He took over the estate around 1775. He had a son and daughter, Aonghas and Màiri. Aonghas married the minister's daughter. Màiri married a man from Knoydart.

Aonghas had a large family. He evicted the people from Cleadale, gave the land to his brother-in-law, and had a house built for him. The evicted women cursed Aonghas. His brother-in-law returned to Knoydart when he saw the harm that had been caused for his benefit. He fell ill. His wife accidentally gave him poison instead of medicine and he died. His widow returned to Eigg and lived with Aonghas, who was also widowed. Aonghas killed himself with his musket and his sister lost her sanity. The old folk blamed the family's ill-fortune on the curses of those who were evicted from Cleadale.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:08:06
Date Recorded - 1964
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Story, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 44232
Original Tape ID - SA1964.006
Original Track ID - SA1964.6.A4+B1
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Item Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - Small Isles
  Island - Eigg

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