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Story about a fairy child, 1867

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/30

Scope and Contents

Story about a fairy child, probably collected on Barraigh/Isle of Barra, telling how the child 'was not growing a was a small wizened old fashioned child'. One day its mother left it in bed under the care of an old man in case he awoke. 'The child wakened and got up an dmade a basin of fuarag - cream and meal - for himself and then went to bed like a sen[ile] man.'


  • Creation: 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 62r, line 10 to folio 62r, line 18

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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