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Saying entitled 'Fairies', 1895

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/72

Scope and Contents

Saying entitled 'Fairies' beginning 'Naogh naoghanan a deol nan cioch'. The saying attributes nine nines of years [eighty one years] to each stage of life. Carmichael sums up that the lifespan for fairies would be 567 years. Text was written in ink and scored through in pencil as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • Creation: 1895

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 114 folios ; 14 x 20 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 39r, line 1 to folio 39r, line 11

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW1/71 - a version of this item in English


Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, vol. II (Edinburgh, 1900), p. 334

Repository Details

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