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Story about Cugarbhat, king of the cats, c1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/87

Scope and Contents

Story about Cugarbhat, king of the cats [collected from Neil MacEachen, crofter, Tobha Beag/Howbeg, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] in which Mac vurich [MacMhuirich] is out hunting and his dogs kill Cugarbhat in a cave. A cat asks MacMhuirich if his dogs killed Cugarbhat three times and on each occasion grows larger eventually jumping at MacMhuirich's throat. The text here is heavily abbreviated. A fuller version can be found in CW154 folio 30r.


  • Creation: c1872

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 72 folios ; 12.7 x 20 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 36r, line 4 to folio 36r, line 16

Related Materials

GB237 Coll 97/CW58A p363

Coll-97/CW154/4 - another version of this story.


Gillies, William, 'Alexander Carmichael and Clann Mhuirich', Scottish Gaelic Studies, vol. XX (2000), pp 25-27
Ó Neill, Eoghan Rua, 'The King of the Cats', Béaloideas: The Journal of the Folklore of Ireland Society, vol. 59, no. IV (1991), pp. 167-188

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