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Story entitled 'An Sluagh', September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/139

Scope and Contents

Story entitled 'An Sluagh' in which two men coming through a cliff at Creag an La'uir [possibly on Barraigh/Isle of Barra] predict trouble from the fairy host. One man is lifted by the fairies into the air, flapping his arms like wings and is dropped into the sea but manages to make it back to shore. When asked by his companion why he went looking for the fairies he says that sometimes he lets them so that he can get somewhere else. Text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • 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 58v, line 1 to folio 58v, line 23

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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