Cathal Buí agus An Buinneán Buí (3)

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  • Teideal (Title): Cathal Buí agus An Buinneán Buí (3).
  • Uimhir Chatalóige Ollscoil Washington (University of Washington Catalogue Number): 850405.
  • Uimhir Chnuasach Bhéaloideas Éireann (National Folklore of Ireland Number): none.
  • Uimhir Roud (Roud Number): none.
  • Uimhir Laws (Laws Number): none.
  • Uimhir Child (Child Number): none.
  • Cnuasach (Collection): Joe Heaney Collection, University of Washington, Seattle.
  • Teanga na Croímhíre (Core-Item Language): English.
  • Catagóir (Category): lore.
  • Ainm an té a thug (Name of Informant): Joe Heaney.
  • Ainm an té a thóg (Name of Collector): Jill Linzee.
  • Dáta an taifeadta (Recording Date): between 1982 and 1984.
  • Suíomh an taifeadta (Recording Location): University of Washington, United States of America.
  • Ocáid an taifeadta (Recording Occasion): private.
  • Daoine eile a bhí i láthair (Others present): unavailable.
  • Stádas chóipcheart an taifeadta (Recording copyright status): unavailable.

In this recording, Joe tells the story of the death of Cathal Buí Mac Giolla Gunna, and of how the song An Buinneán Buí came to be composed.

The poet Cathal Búi Mac Giolla Gunna (c. 1680–1756), an habitual drunkard, was near death. The local parish priest heard a knock at the door, where he found a woman and a boy telling him to go to Cathal’s house. When he got there, he told Cathal about the message he had had from him; but Cathal said he had sent to messenger to the priest, he didn’t know anybody to send. When the priest described the messengers, the woman and the little boy, Cathal understood that it was the Blessed Virgin and Jesus who had appeared to the priest.


Compare this version of the story with the one Joe tells in Cathal Buí agus An Buinneán Buí (2).