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Note entitled 'Nine, Naodh', 14 January 1895

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/71

Scope and Contents

Note written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'Nine, Naodh' describing how the fairies are said to be 'nine nines of years sucking the breast' and the same number of years each at boyhood, young hood, middle manhood, old manhood and at 'the bre[a]st of death "ri uchd bais"'.


  • Creation: 14 January 1895

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 114 folios ; 14 x 20 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 38v, line 1 to folio 38v, line 12

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW1/72 - a version of this item in Gaelic

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