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T H E G AEL I () S () () IET Y
OF INVERN ESS.

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PRINTED roR THE GAELic society of INverness,
BY R. CARRUTHERs & sons;
and sold BY JOHN Noble, JAMEs H. MACKENzie, JAMES MELVEN,
WILLIAM MACKAY, AND A. & W. MACKENzik,
Booksellers, INVERNEss; -
AND MAcLachLAN & stewart, Edinbukqh.

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CONTENTS.

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Office-bearers for 1884 and 1885 rH

Constitution viii

Introduction ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... xiii

Twelfth Annual Dinner—Speeches by Provost Macandrew, Mr

William Mackay, Mr Alexander Macbain, Dean of Guild

Mackenzie, Mr William Morrison, &c 1

Druid Circles—Mr Alex. Macbain, M. A. 23

The Ancient Celts—Mr Alex. Macbain, M. A 51

The Society's Gaelic Classes 84

Thirteenth Annual Assembly—Speeches by Sir Kenneth Mackenzie,

Mr Reginald Macleod, and Mr Colin Chisholm 86

Oran do 'n Ri,lire Coinneach Mac-Coinnich—Mrs Mary Mackcll.tr ... 96

Thirteenth Annual Dinner—Speeches by Lochiel, M.P.; Sir Kenneth

Mackenzie ; Mr Munro-Ferguson, M.P.; Mr A. R. Mackenzie;

Mr Reginald Macleod; Mr Macdonald of Skaebost; Mr Alex.

Mackenzie; H, v. A. C. Sutherland; Mr Duncan Campbell;

Mr William Morrisun; Mr Colin Chisholm; Mr Wm. Mackay;

Rev. A. C. Macdonald; Mr E. H. Macmillan, &c 97

Conference of Landlords at Inverness 134

TI.e Book of Deer —Mr Alexander Macbain, M.A 137

Ohio Derivation of English River Names—Dr A. H. F. Cameron ... 166

Presbyterial Notices of Mac Mhaighstir Alaatair, and some of his

Contemporaries in Ardnamurchan and Morven—Mr William

Mackay 171

The Social Condition of the Highlands—second paper—Mr John

Macdonald 185

Sir Robert Munro who fell at Falkirk-Mr Alexander RosB 199

Old Contracts of Friendahip—Sir Kenneth S. Mackenzie 209

Old Gaelic Songs—Mr Colin Chisholm 216

The Gaelic Names of Birds—Part 1 240

The Educational Power of Gaelic Poc'rv —Mr* Mary Muukellar ... 260

Celtic Poetry—Mr Alexander Macdonald 266

The Old Kingdom of Alba—Mr D. Campbell 272

Mackintosh's Cairn in Glen-Tilt and its Legend—Mr Alex. Mac-

kiutosh-Shaw 273

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