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View Record Number 728 - Mr. Donald MacDonald

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Name:Mr. Donald MacDonald
Address:South Lochboisdale
South Uist
Date of funeral:08/03/2000
Funeral Location:St. Peter's RC Church, Daliburgh
Presider:Canon John Angus Galbraith
Occupation:Composer and Folklorist
Additional Info:"Your kind prayers are asked for the repose of the soul of Donald MacDonald (Domhnall Aoghnais Bhain), South Lochboisdale, who died last Sunday morning. Donald had been ill for some considerable time. Over the past few years Donald's reputation as a local bard was beginning to blossom. He had written bardachd all his life and much of his work was published in local papers and magazines. His work has appeared in various anthologies. Three of his poems appear in the splendid work AN TUIL edited by Ronald Black and published by Polygon. This substantial, interesting and worthwhile book is an anthology of 20 century Gaelic verse. Donald died in hospital in Glasgow and his remains were taken home on Tuesday night. The funeral Mass took place in St. Peter's, Daliburgh, on Wednesday. To his sister, Chirsty, his relatives and friends we extend our sincere sympathy." (Written by Canon John Angus Galbraith in 2000)
Mr. MacDonald's work has been put on a website and can be accessed at:
Mr. MacDonald's sloinneadh (ancestry) is Dmhnall Aonghais Bhin which when translated from Gaelic means "Donald son of Angus".
There is a grave next to Mr. MacDonald (#2849) which is unknown. It may be one of his family.
The Photo of Mr. MacDonald in front of the crofthouse was taken by the late Very Rev. John Angus Canon Galbraith, who was Parish Priest at St. Peter's Daliburgh in 1998.
Death Register Number:00/04
Gravestone Inscription:In Loving Memory Of
Donald MacDonald
South Lochboisdale
Died 5th March 2000
Aged 73 Years
Additional Grave Info:The Gaelic Prose on the gravestone, when literally translated from Gaelic means:
"The cemetery and the grave is our home; at the ending of our existence on earth; in the cold sand, folded in linen on a hard slab".


Unknown #2849 (Unsure of How Related) (deceased) view record.