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Charm entitled 'Ora Spreidhe' and accompanying story, 1885

Identifier: Coll-97/CW87/41

Scope and Contents

Charm entitled 'Ora Spreidhe' collected from Mary MacNeill, née MacDonald, wife of Niall mac Iain Bhàin, late of Eoligarry, now of Bruarnish, Barra [Bruairnis/Bruernish, Eòlaigearraidh, Barraigh] beginning 'Buachaille Naomh (chaon/chaomh) Chalum Chille, Na robh leibh nar dol 's nar tilleadh'. The charm is said in the morning when putting the cattle out to pasture ensuring that there is 'some eminence' between the reciter and the cattle. The text of the charm has additions to it in different inks. A page has been removed from the note book (probably contemporaneously) after this entry.


  • Creation: 1885

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 41 folios ; 18 x 23 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 25v, line 4 to folio 25v, line 20

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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