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Vocabulary note entitled 'Clach Nathrach' and accompanying stories, 1895

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/81

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Vocabulary note written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'Clach Nathrach' describing it as an 'accumulation of liquid matter form the mouth of the serpent' and where and how it is formed. He recalls having seeing a clach nathrach when at school in Uig, Lewis which was found by 'the herd boy of Croulista...on the south side of Suanaval hill' [Suaineabhal, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis]. MacRury notes the clach nathrach as being valued for its healing properties and states he saw snakes in the glen between Balnakill and Miavaig, Uig [Baile na Cille, Miabhaig, both Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis], but the biggest he ever saw was in 1887 on the public road between Dairvaig and Tobermory in Mull [Dearbhaig/Dervaig, Tobar Mhoire both Am Muile/Isle of Mull] The text has been scored through in pencil as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • Creation: 1895

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From the Series: 114 folios ; 14 x 20 cm