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Story about an old seal on Haisgeir [Heisker] and accompanying vocabulary note, c1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/43

Scope and Contents

Story about an old seal on Haisgeir [Theisgeir/Heisker/Monach Isles] collected from Doul Donnullach [Donald MacDonald], tailor, aged 75 years at Cladach-Chircebost, Uist a Chinne Tuath [Cladach Chirceboist/Claddach Kirkibost, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] on 6 July 1866. Donald went hunting on Heisker every year for seven years and his father had been every year for thirty years before that. There was one seal which was seen every yearfor forty years on Staca Mhic Iain Mhaoil and was never caught. The accompanying vocabulary note read ''S e briomal a theirear ri ron firionn agus biast no moineis ri te bhoirionn' [A briomal is a male seal and a biast or moineis is a female seal].


  • Creation: c1875

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 183 folios ; 20 x 23.8cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 107v, line 22 to folio 108r, line 16

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