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TITLE
Beinn Dorain
EXTERNAL ID
PC_JMSTRACHAN_093
PLACENAME
Beinn Dorain
DISTRICT
South Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Glenorchy and Inishail
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
JM Strachan
SOURCE
J I R Martin
ASSET ID
28947
KEYWORDS
Argyllshire
poets
Beinn Dorain

Beinn Dorain is a mountain located amongst the Bridge of Orchy hills. It measures 1076m at its highest point and is classed as a Munro.

The renowned Gaelic poet Donnchadh Bàn Mac an t-Saoir, known in English as Duncan Bàn MacIntyre (1724-1812), wrote his greatest work 'Moladh Beinn Dòbhrainn' ('Praise of Beinn Dorain') about the mountain.

Duncan Ban was born in the southern foothills of Stob Ghabhar at the croft of Druim Liaghart near Victoria Bridge. He lived in the area until 1767 and then moved to Edinburgh, where he was to remain for the rest of his life.

Nature was a central theme of many of Duncan Ban's poems and, along with Alasdair MacMhaighstir Alasdair, he is considered to be one of the finest exponents of Gaelic nature poetry.

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Beinn Dorain

ARGYLL: Glenorchy and Inishail

1970s

Argyllshire; poets

J I R Martin

Beinn Dorain is a mountain located amongst the Bridge of Orchy hills. It measures 1076m at its highest point and is classed as a Munro. <br /> <br /> The renowned Gaelic poet Donnchadh Bàn Mac an t-Saoir, known in English as Duncan Bàn MacIntyre (1724-1812), wrote his greatest work 'Moladh Beinn Dòbhrainn' ('Praise of Beinn Dorain') about the mountain. <br /> <br /> Duncan Ban was born in the southern foothills of Stob Ghabhar at the croft of Druim Liaghart near Victoria Bridge. He lived in the area until 1767 and then moved to Edinburgh, where he was to remain for the rest of his life.<br /> <br /> Nature was a central theme of many of Duncan Ban's poems and, along with Alasdair MacMhaighstir Alasdair, he is considered to be one of the finest exponents of Gaelic nature poetry.