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Charm entitled 'Eolas Ceartais' and accompanying story, 1883

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW87/17

Scope and Contents

Charm entitled 'Eolas Ceartais' for justice collected from Catherine MacIntosh, pauper, Staoligearry, South Uist [Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas] on 20 May 1875, beginning 'Tha mise g ionnlaid m'aodain'. The story tells how Iain MacGriogail [John MacGregor] recited the charm on his way to a hearing where he knew his enemies were and that they were against him. Before reciting the first part of the charm he scooped up water with his hands and splashed it on his face. Before reciting the second part he 'chuir e cheannadach air ' [ciallachadh??]. Text has been scored through in pencil and in ink. There are a few alterations to the text.

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 12v, line 1 to folio 13r, line 5

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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