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Story about fairy hills, 1891

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/140

Scope and Contents

Story entitled 'Sithichean Cnoc Na Connlaich' about a man who when passing between two hills in the middle of the night while carrying straw hears a voice calling him from one hill telling him to leave the fodder and a voice from the other hill telling him not to, 'A mhic Dhomhaill Ghlais cha'n fhag tu am fodar am fad agus a bhitheas uiread leat agus a tha na d'aghaidh agus fear/duine a bharrachd!' [Son of Gray Donald, don't leave the straw so long as there are as many for you as there are against you and a man more'.] This is how the hills became known as 'Cnuic na Connlaich'.

Dates

  • 1891

Language of Materials

Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 62 folios ; 23.5 x 19.5 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 37r, line 1 to folio 37r, line 11

Bibliography

MacPhail, Malcolm, 'Folkore from the Hebrides, IV', Folklore, vol. 8, no. 4 (1897), p. 386

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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