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Story about a man from E òropaidh who went to Rònaidh and his sister, 27 October 1873

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW115/24

Scope and Contents

Story about a man from Eòropaidh/Eoropie, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis who went to Rònaidh/North Rona. The story tells how he was fed up with women quarrelling, prayed to God for a place of his own and was taken to Rònaidh by a whale. When the whale landed, the seals and otters made scraping marks in the rocks at a place called 'Sgriob nam biast'. The man's sister [Brianain] wished to follow him and ended up on Sula Sgeir where, on a clear day, she could see her brother. The text of the story is much abbreviated and some of the meaning is unclear.

Dates

  • 27 October 1873

Language of Materials

Gaelic,English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 12 folios ; 17 x 21cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 8r, line 1 to folio 8r, line 13

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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