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Story about a fairy cup, 12 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/81

Scope and Contents

Story about a fairy cup collected from Kenneth Morrison, Nishishee, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris telling how Bruth Loscintir [Bruaichean Losgaintir/Luskentyre Banks] are 'Sithein' [fairy hills] at the tunga or tomb Buaile rosmail [Buaile Rosamail]. A young man saw the fairy hill open and inside there was music and dancing. He was handed a cup which he took but went outside with it and was chased down the road by the fairies, who called out after him a verse beginning, 'Nach lua[th] Lurag nach mar bi cruas arain bu lua[th]'. He called out to his mother as he got into the house and she threw water around the door and the fairies went away. The text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • Creation: 12 July 1870

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 64 folios ; 19.5 x 23 cm