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Story entitled 'Cigean, Cuaigean, us Boc Geal an Reubain' and accompanying note, 1861 and c1866

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/2

Scope and Contents

Story entitled 'Cigean, Cuaigean, us Boc Geal an Reubain' collected from Donnchadh MacDhiarmaid [Duncan MacDiarmaid] and Coinneach MacAscaill [Kenneth MacAskill] both Fearann-an-letha [Fearann an Leagha/Fernilea, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] on 30 January 1861, in which the three characters have some corn and Cigean asks who will grow it, to which Cuaigean replies 'Nach tog thu fhèin?' ['Won't you grow it yourself?'] to which Boc Geal an Reubainn suggests they all grow it together. Next Cigean asks who will winnow it and the same responses come. The story continues through the process of preparing the corn up until the point at which it is baked with the final question being 'Co dh'itheas am bonnach' and with the same solution that they eat it together, the narrator leaves them to eat.


  • Creation: 1861 and c1866

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Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 183 folios ; 20 x 23.8cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 6v, line 1 to folio 7r, line 19

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW109/16 - copy of this item from the same informant.

Coll-97/CW441, GB 233 Adv. MS 50.1.11 ff.365v-6

Repository Details

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