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Note about the 'Clach air Sealbh Chaorach' and other lucky charms, 24 June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/129

Scope and Contents

Note about the 'Clach air Sealbh Chaorach' collected from John MacAulay from Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] but living in Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann. The note tells how the Clach an Sealbh Chaorach is a crystal stone for the luck of sheep and that 'Each house had a god for each thing in the shap[e] of a lus an Ealabhin'. It also notes that 'Critheann' [alder] is not used for cures upon any account. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • 24 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 27v, line 8 to folio 27v, line 20

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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