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Charm for those away from home and accompanying narrative, 19 March 1877

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/4

Scope and Contents

Charm entitled 'An Fhrithe' [Frìth] beginning 'Dia romham Dia nam dheidh' collected from Mary Stewart, age 76, Malacleit [Malaclate, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] also known as Màiri Bhreac, sean bhanachaig [old dairywoman]. The charm is composed of nine lines and is noted as having been transcribed into Book III page 206. The narrative on when the charm is used is given in English, noting that it is said when someone is expected home and it is also said when anything is lost.


  • 19 March 1877

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 62 folios ; 23.5 x 19.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 2v, line 7 to folio 2v, line 24


Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, Vol II (Edinburgh, 1900) pp. 158-159.
Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, Vol IV (Edinburgh, 1941) p. 150.
Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, Vol V (Edinburgh, 1954) pp. 286-287.
Stiùbhart, Domhnall Uilleam, 'Màiri Bhreac agus Gàidsear an Fhèilidh: Màiri Stiùbhart, Alasdair MacGilleMhìcheil, na thug i seachad, agus na rinn e leis', Scottish Gaelic Studies, xxiv (2008), pp. 551-571.

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