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Charm for justice and accompanying narrative, 1877

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/6

Scope and Contents

Charm for justice entitled 'Ora Ceartais' beginning 'Cuiri mise fionn faoilteach umam a throaghadh ferige falamh' probably collected from Mary Stewart, age 76, Malacleit [Malaclate, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] also known as Màiri Bhreac, sean bhanachaig [old dairywoman]. The narrative in English concerns the plant 'fionn-faoilteach'. Text scored over as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • 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 3r, line 6 to folio 3r, line 15

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW108/89 - note about the plant relating to this charm.


Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, Vol II (Edinburgh, 1900) pp. 74-75.
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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