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Mary MacPherson - Portree, Scotland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 57° 24.720 W 006° 11.527
29V E 668655 N 6366732
Quick Description: Mary MacPherson's memorial plaque is attached to the exterior wall of the Rosedale Hotel in Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland.
Location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/4/2014 7:04:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMMDAB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
"The best known Gaelic poet of the era [19th century] was Màiri Mhòr nan Óran (Mary MacPherson, 1821–98), whose verse was criticised for a lack of intellectual weight, but which embodies the spirit of the land agitation of the 1870s and 1880s and whose evocation of place and mood has made her among the most enduring Gaelic poets."

--Wikipedia (visit link)

The plaque was erected by the Portree Local History Society and reads:

"Moch 's mi 'g eirigh ...
The last home of Mary MacPherson
Mairi Mhor nan Oran
1821 - 1898
Gaelic Poetess and Bard
... air bheagan eislein air madainn Cheitein 's mi ann an Os"
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