Arms of Dómhnall Íle at Reid Harlaw

Arms of Donald, Lord of the Isles on the Harlaw Monument, north of Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Arms of Donald, Lord of the Isles on the Harlaw Monument, north of Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
A chlanna cuinn, cuimhnichidh
Cruas an am na h’iorghuil
Gu arinneach gu arronntach,
Gu arch, gu allonnta’
*  *  *  *  *  *
Gu gruamach, gu grinnail,
Gu grainail, gu gaisgail,
Gu gleusda, gu geinnail,
Gu gasda, gu guineach,
Gu galghaircach, gu griongalach,
Gu griosnamhach, gu gairlamhach,
Gu glansgathach, gu geurlannach, &c.
Race of Conn, be hardihood
Remembered in the day of strife,–
Repeatedly thrusting confidently,
Strongly, nobly–
*  *  *  *  *  *
Sternly, elegantly,
Terribly, heroically,
Eagerly, in a wedge-like column
Gallantly, keenly,
Causing lamentations, ardently,
Inveterately, with sounding blows,
Lopping off limbs, with keen swords.

— Excerpt of poem by Lachlan Mac Mhuireach, Bard to Donald of the Isles, to inspire his troops before the Battle of Harlaw (1411).

Curator: Christian Clay Columba Campbell

Christian Clay Columba Campbell is a Roman Catholic of the Anglican Use. As Senior Warden of the Cathedral of the Incarnation (Orlando, FL), he organised the process by which the parish accepted the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, petitioning to join the Catholic Church. The Anglican Cathedral is now the Church of the Incarnation in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. Personal queries should be directed to me at eccentricbliss dot com.

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