Letter 06 June 14: Litir Do Luchd-ionnsa…chaidh 777

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The Fianna (Fingalians) were at one time very in Glencoe, according to cheek tradition. Sgòr nam Fiannaidh ‘the higher of the Fianna’ is the name of the summit at the westmost end of Aonach Eagach ‘spinose mountain’. Bealach Fhionnghail ‘Fingal’s throw’ connects Glencoe to Glen Etive. And on Aonach Dubh ‘wrathful mountain’ in that location
is Ossian’s Cave. Ossian the son of Fionn was penning poetry in that location
. Accompanying Gaelic text, grammar issues and vocabulary are all accessible at bbc.co.uk/litir Published on June 6, 2014.

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