PS 174 – The MacDonalds of Clanranald’s Gathering

      Cruinneachadh Chlann Raghnaill

Primary Sources

D1 Cruimeachadh Chlaun Raonuill / The Gathering of the McDonalds of Clanranald D1.12: 68
K1 Cruinneachadh Chlann Raonuill / The MacDonalds of Clanranalds Gathering K1.75: 171

Notes on Gaelic Title

Cruinneachadh Chlann Raghnaill  Cruimeachadh Chlaun Raonuill / The Gathering of the McDonalds of Clanranald D1; Cruinneachadh Chlann Raonuill / The MacDonalds of Clanranalds Gathering K1. The Gathering of [the MacDonalds of] Clanranald. The spelling in D1 is assumed to be a misprint for cruinneachadh. This is surely the source of Peter Reid’s spelling Cruimeachadh in PS 9 and PS 16. Another instance where the printer probably misread Donald MacDonald’s handwriting is ne for mo in Cholla ne Runn (D2 notes, p. 3). These mistakes make it unlikely that Reid and MacDonald’s printers were Gaelic speakers.

Roderick Cannon (2009), rev. Barnaby Brown 2016

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