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Story about a wall collapsing on a coffin in Teampull na Trionaid, 20 January 1871

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/160

Scope and Contents

Story collected from Alexander MacDonald, Cladach Chirceboist/Claddach Kirkibost, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist telling how funeral was going from Lirinnish to Killemhoire [Liernis/Liernish and Cille Mhoire/Kilmuir] when 'The day came on cur as cabhadh'. The put the corpse in Teampull na Trionaid in the hope that the weather would improve and if it didn't then they would bury it there. When the people left the church the south wall fell down and buried the corpse. The corpse was allowed to remain there and was never moved.

Dates

  • 20 January 1871

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 64 folios ; 19.5 x 23 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 61v, line 21 to folio 62r, line 6

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW116/147 - contains a similar account of the wall collapsing on a sheltered corpse.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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