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Currie, Donald, c1826- (crofter | Islay)


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Note about the bird 'Fulta-flier' [fieldfare], June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/27
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/Islay about the bird 'Fulta-flier' [fieldfare] stating that it 'came here 10 or 12 years ago [1865-1867] breast fair + yellow back dark dun Irish Sea full of them at night'.
Dates: June 1887

Story about geese on Ìle/Islay and vocabulary note, June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/36
Scope and Contents Story about geese on Ìle/Islay collected from Donald Currie, crofter there, telling how he once ''sneaked behi[nd] [a] dyke to see how near he could get to geese in a pool - tame geese.' One goose stood separately on a knoll but was struck in the face by several flaps by another goose. which went back to the pool afterwards. 'The chastened goose roared out for long aft[er]. Never attemp[ed] to move'. Donald adds that 'Geese go to Loch Dearg in Ire[land] from this' [Lough Derg, County Donegal]....
Dates: June 1887