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Story about geese on Ìle/Islay and vocabulary note, June 1887

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/36

Scope and Contents

Story about geese on Ìle/Islay collected from Donald Currie, crofter there, telling how he once ''sneaked behi[nd] [a] dyke to see how near he could get to geese in a pool - tame geese.' One goose stood separately on a knoll but was struck in the face by several flaps by another goose. which went back to the pool afterwards. 'The chastened goose roared out for long aft[er]. Never attemp[ed] to move'. Donald adds that 'Geese go to Loch Dearg in Ire[land] from this' [Lough Derg, County Donegal]. The vocabulary note reads 'Càlaidh = tame'.

Dates

  • June 1887

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 53 folios ; 17.2 x 10.5 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 10v, line 2 to folio 10v, line 15

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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