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Story about Dun a Charra, 24 September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/106

Scope and Contents

Story about Dun a Charra [Dùn a' Charra, Barraigh/Isle of Barra], that the 'Carra' [standing stone] was thrown by a Lochlannach [Viking] at his lover out of jealousy. It struck her, killed her and she sank into the earth. 'The carra stands there another lying by its side'. The story is concluded with a proverbial phrase which reads, 'SSpionnadh (sic) 9 naonar (supra: 81) gus am bi a ghrian na h-airde (noon) When the sun de[scends] there nearst de 8l in each fuilt eir'.


  • 24 September 1872

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 72 folios ; 12.7 x 20 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 42r, line 9 to folio 42r, line 22

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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