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Story entitled 'Na Sithich A Treabhadh' about working with the fairies, 1891

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/138

Scope and Contents

Story entitled 'Na Sithich A Treabhadh' about the fairies helping a man with his agricultural work. The fairies take every sguab (sheaf of corn) as wages. A man sitting on a small sheaf (raoid) sees a fairy going past without a sheaf and throws his after him. The story is the origin of the saying 'Cho lion'ar ri muinntir Fhionnlaidh'.


  • 1891

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 62 folios ; 23.5 x 19.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 35v, line 1 to folio 36r, line 2

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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