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Story entitled 'Aird bhea’aich', 15 August 1883

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/8

Scope and Contents

Story entitled 'Aird bhea’aich' collected from Donald MacGregor, Baile Garbh/Bailegarve, Lios Mòr/Lismore, about a man called Donald Dubh and his father, in which the 'troublesome' Donald challenges his father to hang someone and if he does not hang them he is to give 'the power of pit and gallows' to Donald. They encounter three men carrying a caber each from the forest and Donald insists that his father hangs one of them. His father tricks him by technically hanging one of the man but not killing him. The story states that permission from Sir John was needed to take 'fiadh clia chliat' from Aird [a' Bheathaich].

Dates

  • 15 August 1883

Language of Materials

Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 1 notebook ; 17.5 x 10.8 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 3v, line 1 to folio 4v, line 18

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW120/5 and Coll-97/CW120/9

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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