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Prayer entitled 'An t altacha Leaba' and accompanying note, 28 October 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/99

Scope and Contents

Prayer entitled 'An t altacha Leaba' [An t-Altachadh Leapa or Beannachadh Leapa or Bed Blessing] collected from Archibald Currie, shoemaker, aged forty-six, Àird na Monadh, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Lai mis a noc le Muire le mac, Le mair mo Ri tha gam dhian o gach olc'. The accompanying note reads 'Said by most R[oman C[atholics] in lying down at night. Reciter said it since he was 15 y[ea]rs.' Text has been scored through in ink and written transversely across it is 'Transcribed into B[ook] III p. 186 Creagorry 4th Oct[ober] 1875 A[lexander] A[rchibald] Carmichael' [Creag Ghoraidh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula].


  • Creation: 28 October 1872

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 117 folios ; 20 x 16.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 31r, line 19 to folio 31v, line 20


Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, vol. I (Edinburgh, 1900), pp. 26, 37, 88-89
Carmichael, Alexander, ‘Grazing and Agrestic Customs of the Outer Hebrides’ in the Report of the Commissioners of Inquiry into the Condition of the Crofters and Cottars in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland (Parliamentary Papers, xxxiii–xxxvi, 1884), pp. 451-82
Carmichael, Alexander, ‘Hebridean Hymns and Popular Lore’,The Northern Chronicle , no. 177 (21 May, 1884), pp. 3-6
Carmichael, Alexander, ‘Uist Old Hymns’, The Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Glasgow, vol. I (1887-1891), pp. 34-47

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