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Story about a woman stealing a kettle from the fairies and accompanying notes, September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/90

Scope and Contents

Story about a woman stealing a coire or kettle from 'Siein rua Chroca breaca Staonabrig' [Sìthein Ruadh [a fairy hill], Cnoca Breaca, Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. As she took the kettle the old man said to her,' A bhean bhalbh sin sa bhean bhalbh thain[i]g [thus] a tir nam marbh a rug eir a choire na crutha fuasgail an dugh 's l[e]ig an dearg' [That dumb woman, that dumb woman who came from the land of the dead. Open the black [dog] and let go the red [dog].' The accompanying note states that Cillemhicheil is at Ormacleit, Crois Chroca brea[ca] still stands and that An Dun Ceardach is on Geirnish machair [Cille Mhì, Ormicleit, Crois Cnoca Breaca, Dùn Ceàrdach and Geirinis].


  • September 1872

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 117 folios ; 20 x 16.5 cm