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Fragment of a story entitled 'Nighean an Fhuilt Oir agus na Cir Airgiod', c1861

Identifier: Coll-97/CW109/28

Scope and Contents

Fragment of a story entitled 'Nighean an Fhuil Oir agus na Cir Airgiod' probably collected in An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye in which there is a family of three brothers and one sister, who has golden hair. She goes off to find her fortune and takes her silver hen with her. She comes across a house, is invited in by the owner and stays there. One of her brother decides to go and find her so his mother bakes two bannocks and offers him the big bannock with her recommendation or the small bannock with her blessing. He takes the big bannock and goes off until he comes across a giant's house. The giant asks him to look after his cattle, which he agrees to and on taking the cattle out comes across the silver hen. He goes to get the hen and loses the cattle and because of this the giant kills him. The same thing happens with the second brother.


  • Creation: c1861

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 3 notebooks of 80 folios ; 21 x 25 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 60r, line 1 to folio 60v, line 34

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