Alasdair Mac Mhaighstir Alasdair.
the son of Master Alexander', is the most used name for one of the greatest
of all Gaelic poets. More officially he was called Alexander MacDonald.
His dates of birth and death do not seem to be recorded anywhere and
the best estimates seem to be that he was born around 1698 at Dalelia,
Moidart and died at Sanntaig, Arisaig, around 1770.
Poetry of Alasdair Mac Mhaighstir Alasdair, in both Gaelic and English,
compiled and translated by Gordon Barr.
& Memoires of Prince Charles's Expedition into Scotland 1745-6 By
a Highland Officer in his Army
2007 Highland Year of Culture - an illustrated
slide show in .pdf format, created by Camille Dressler.
Gaelic Poems translated
by Gordon Barr
do Aonghas Brocair: A
Song to Angus the Fox-hunter, translated
by Gordon Barr. Click
Poetry in Dè tha Dol?
of the Moidart community newspaper, Dè
tha Dol? (What's On?) regularly published Gaelic poetry. Gordon
Barr has collated and translated these and they be seen by clicking
the link: Dè
renowned Gaelic poet was Raoghall Donullach, of whose
book of poems, Orain le Raoghall Donullach, only seven copies
Gordon Barr, and Meg Bateman at Sabhal Mor Ostaig, are collaborating
to translate these poems, and the first of these can be downloaded by
using the following link:
Marbhrann do Thighearna
Ghlinn-Alladail, An Elegy to the Lord of Glenaladale.