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Charm entitled 'Eolas Pronnai' and accompanying story, 3 February 1874

Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/51

Scope and Contents

Charm entitled 'Eolas Pronnai' [Charm for a Bruise] collected from Ranald MacDonald, aged 81 years, Geàrraidh na Mònadh/Garrynamonie, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, beginning 'An ora chuir Cal[um]-cille ris cois a ghille sa ghleann. Iocai[dh] an cnei[mhe] lium'. MacDonald states that he still uses the charm and that people who fall and are bruised but not cut come to him for the charm. The story he tells describes how when the road at Trossaridh [Trosaraidh] near Geàrraidh na Mònadh/Garrynamonie was being dug '21 y[ea]rs ago' (c1853), the peat contained 'trees with nuts still adhering' four feet down. They were taken home and 'made into couples'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • Creation: 3 February 1874

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 93 folios ; 20.5 x 13.2 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 12v, line 4 to folio 13r, line 12

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW111/52 - a fair copy of this charm.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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