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Àiridh na h-Aon Oidhche

Master raconteur Norman Maclean tells the spine-tingling Gaelic tale of Àiridh na h-Aon Oidhche, a local landmark out near Rueval in Benbecula, and reveals how it got its name.

He relates the story for Mary Morrison, an enthusiastic community participant in the Island Voices project.  Mary got some other gems during her brief visit with Norman, and she has already displayed her talent for using traditional tales as a basis for imaginative drama work with schools and in the community. We can surely look forward to seeing some interesting and entertaining follow-ups to this very valuable groundwork…

Update: A wordlinked Clilstore version and an English translation through TRACS are now available via this link.

Views of Àiridh na h-Aon Oidhche

The curious (or foolhardy?) can click on these thumbnails for expanded views of Àiridh na h-Aon Oidhche, photographed by Catherine Eunson.

Outlined against the skyline when viewed from the neighbouring chambered cairn to the south and west.

Outlined against the eastern skyline, seen from the neighbouring chambered cairn.

Is this the fateful clòsaid?

Is this the fateful clòsaid?

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