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Story entitled 'Cro Mara', 5 May 1874

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/85

Scope and Contents

Story entitled 'Cro Mara' [Crodh Mara or Sea Cattle] collected from Dun[can] Maclellan (Ban) [Donnachadh Bàn or Duncan MacLellan], Càrnan, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. In the story, a widow on a remote island sees some strange cattle in her herd. She goes to the big house and asks an old man for advice. The old man tells her to keep watch night and day for a week. She does this and sees cattle coming up from the sea to her corn. She pens in the cattle, the likes of which she has never seen before, but is worried that someone will come looking for them. One morning she hears a woman calling and soon sees that the woman is a mermaid. The mermaid calls for the cattle who return to the sea and never bothers the woman again.

Dates

  • 5 May 1874

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 93 folios ; 20.5 x 13.2 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 19r, line 6 to folio 19v, line 26

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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