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The remains of mac Dhomhnaill Ghlais MacLeod

The remains of mac Dhomhnaill Ghlais MacLeod

A paper by Captain FWL Thomas, written in 1871, provides further information about the remains of mac Dhòmhnaill Ghlais MacLeod, who was slain at the Battle of Carinish:

The young leader was buried in the ‘temple’ at Carinish. Years after this the grave in which his remains were deposited was opened, in order that another inhabitant might be consigned to its dark recesss, and young McLeod’s skull was taken up and placed in one of the corners or windows of the temple, as the practice then, and till very recently, was. Among the heaps of skulls that crowded the recesses of the the temple as lately as twenty years ago, poor Mcleod’s was easily distinguished by the gash it had above the ear.

 

Title: The remains of mac Dhomhnaill Ghlais MacLeod
Record Type: Stories, Reports and Traditions
Type: Extract From Book
Record Maintained By: CGTNT
Subject Id: 109095