Skip to main content

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

 Item
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'.

Dates

  • 1883

Language of Materials

Gaelic,English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 41 folios ; 18 x 23 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

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

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW87/11

Bibliography

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

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
+44(0)131 650 8379