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Story about a fairy enchantment, 1867

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/29

Scope and Contents

Story about a fairy enchantment telling how a man in Allasdal [Allathasdal/Allasdale, Barraigh/Isle of Barra], which was 'always famous for its fair[ies]' was pestered so much by a beautiful fairy woman whom he could not resist that he emigrated to America. He was advised to make sure that not a single belonging of his was left behind. Unfortunately, he left an 'old harrow in the back door of his kiln barn' and so the fairy was still able to trouble him. He wrote to family and friends on Barra begging them to get rid of it and once they had 'the beaut[iful] fairy ceased to trouble him'.


  • 1867

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 88 folios ; 16.6 x 19.8 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 61v, line 14 to folio 62r, line 9

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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