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Note on Achlasan C[haluim]-Chille, 28 October 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/101

Scope and Contents

Note on Achlasan C[haluim]-Chille [St John's Wort/St Columba's Plant] probably collected from Archibald Currie, aged forty-six, shoemaker, Iocar [Ìochdar], Uibhist a Deas/South Uist describing how it is [collected] 'gun sire[adh] gun iar[raidh]' and 'is scraped ag[ainst] its bark and a crosgag (a ring) is made and placed in the bottom of the milk [boyne].' The note also describes the 'cneapag' which is made before the crosgag is made. Calum Cille [St Columba] is described as 'the best herd that ever lived' which is why he is connected to cattle. Text has been scored through in ink and written transversely across it is 'Trans[cribed] B[ook] III p189 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael].'


  • 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 32v, line 11 to folio 32v, line 20


Carmichael, Alexander,Carmina Gadelica, Vol. II (Edinburgh, 1900), pp. 96-101
Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, Vol V, (Edinburgh, 1954) p. 54.

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