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Custom about a blessing stone on Bernara an Easpuig, 8 August 1867

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/37

Scope and Contents

Custom collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay about a blessing stone on Bernara an Easpuig [Beàrnaraigh/Berneray] that it was in a stone font in the graveyard and that people who were afraid would go and stroke it. There is also a note about the bishop's house that it 'was up till late and the stone upon which he rested his book while read[ing] is there still.' The custom is preceded by a short saying 'Bean Chaluim Chille am Miulay. Bean Naomh Mòire am Bearnara.'

Dates

  • 8 August 1867

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 88 folios ; 16.6 x 19.8 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 66r, line 12 to folio 66r, line 21

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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