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Cairbar


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James Macpherson (1736—1796) writer

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Character in Macpherson's Ossian (1760) borrowed from a number of Irish and Scottish Gaelic figures. He pursues Dar-Thula (based in part on Deirdre). Often referred to as ‘Cairbar the Usurper’. He was an antagonist of Oscar the son of Ossian. See also CAIRBRE CINN-CHAIT; CAIRBRE LIFECHAIR.

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