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Charm entitled 'Galar Fual' and accompanying note, 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW87/19

Scope and Contents

Charm entitled 'Galar Fual' [Gravel Charm] collected from Catrina Nicantoisich/Thoiseach Staolagearruidh, S[outh] Uist [Catherine MacIntosh, pauper, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas] on 13 October 1875, beginning 'Tha eolas agam eir a ghalar fhual, S eir a ghalas a ta buan'. The note states that the charm is repeated three times and that the 'the operator strikes with the palm of the hand the way of the water - that is slighe an uisge'. Text has been scored through in pencil and there are some additions to it in both pen and pencil.


  • 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 14v, line 10 to folio 15r, line 8


Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, vol II (Edinburgh, 1900) pp 124-125

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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