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Story about healing from Tobar Churralain, 29 August 1883

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/84

Scope and Contents

Story possibly collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about the burning of saints' images on a Sunday by the sons of Campbell of Airds, Stewart of Appin and Stewart of Invernahyle, all local men. The son of Campbell of Airds became thirsty but his father would not let him drink as a punishment so his servant went and got him water from Tobar Churralain [Tobar Churalain, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] ‘on which he went better’. Curalan/St Cyril appeared to a woman and showed her his injured hand, claiming it was done by 'Na Haimaiedain na h amad[ean]' and then disappeared ‘in a flame of light’. The story states that people had to believe that the water from the well would do them good for it to help them.

Dates

  • 29 August 1883

Language of Materials

English,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 29v, line 19 to folio 30v, line 5

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW120/83

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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