Conall Gulbann Mac Rìgh Èirinn.

Record 1 of 1
« Previous Record  |  Next Record »
Title - Conall Gulbann Mac Rìgh Èirinn.
Contributors - Angus MacLellan
Reporters - Dr John Lorne Campbell

Summary - Conall Gulbann the son of the King of Ireland.

The King of Ireland was out hunting when he became separated from his noblemen by a snowstorm. He came across a dwelling where there was an old man and his wife and daughter, and he spent the night there. When he awoke, the girl had given birth to a son, and the king found that he had been there for nine months. The son was named Conall Gulbann. The king returned to his castle with the aid of magic boots.

Years later the king was summoned to take part in a war against the Turks, and his three sons insisted on coming with him. He sent for Conall Gulbann to rule Ireland in their absence. When Conall was left on his own, he went back to visit his grandfather. He gave Conall magic boots and a magic sword and he joined the war and won the battle.

The contributor tells of some of Conall's other adventures. Long poetic runs are a feature of this tale.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:29:12
Date Recorded - 1961.02.25
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Story
Collection - National Trust for Scotland

Track ID - 98040
Original Tape ID - CannaTape.0045
Original Track ID - CannaTape.0045 (Original Tape XV)
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Recording Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - South Uist
  Island - South Uist
  Village - Frobost

Item Notes -

Permanent Link -

Record 1 of 1
« Previous Record  |  Next Record »
Terms of Use  |  FAQs  |  Accessibility   |  Contact   |  Copyright  |  Acknowledgements   |  Useful Links   |  Site Map
BBC Alba
The National Trust for Scotland
Sabhal Mor Ostaig