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Story about fishing on Ìle/Islay and Calum Cille [St Columba], June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/49

Scope and Contents

Story about fishing on Ìle/Islay collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Baile Meadhanach/Ballymeanach, there that fishing would take place at Oin Hailigeo [Abhainn Shailigeo/Saligo River] or Loch Gruinart and that once a man caught a losgain [frog or toad] and gave it to Calum Cille [St Columba], who made a curse that every salmon would face out to sea and none would return. The story concludes that the lake used to be full of salmon.


  • Creation: June 1887

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 53 folios ; 17.2 x 10.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 12r, line 6 to folio 12r, line 17

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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