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Story about Alastair mac Colla and the 'laogh alla', 1884

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/254

Scope and Contents

Story about Alastair mac Colla [Alexander MacDonald] and the 'laogh alla' [wild calf] that when he came to 'Taigh an Tuirn' [possibly Taigh an Trithinn], he tried to put it on fire but he was unable to do so because the laogh alla [wild calf] was there. The laogh alla 'brought a charm to the place he visited'. Notes that 'alla' means wanderer roaming going wild and uncontrolled.

Dates

  • 1884

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 74v, line 1 to folio 74v, line 9

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW120/248

Bibliography

MacDougall, Rev James, 'An Laogh-Alla', Folk Tales and Fairy Lore, (Edinburgh, 1910) pp. 290-293.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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