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Charm entitled 'Eolas Na Bui Buidhe[ach]', 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW87/12

Scope and Contents

Charm entitled 'Eolas Na Bui Buidhe[ach]' for healing jaundice collected from Angus MacEachain [MacEachen], herd, Stainabirg [Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] including the story of a case in which the charm was used. Angus was called to treat the daughter of Roderick MacMillan, farmer, Peinnan aorain [Peighinn nan Aoireann/Peninerine, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] 'a stout portly good looking girl' aged 18 or 19. Angus made a great show of heating a red hot poker, asked her mother to bare the girl's back and then had everyone leave the girl's room. He led her to believe that he was going to put the hot poker on her bare back but at the moment she expected it he placed a cold piece of iron on her back instead to her great distress 'she roared and roared and screamed causing her mother and all the people in the house to rush into the room'. The story was told 'with much quiet humour'.


  • Creation: 1883

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 41 folios ; 18 x 23 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 9r, line 14 to folio 10v, line 12

Related Materials



Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, vol II (Edinburgh, 1900) pp 12-13

Repository Details

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