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Note about the serpent stone, 1884

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/299

Scope and Contents

Note about the serpent stone 'clach nathrach' which is used in Carloway, Isle of Lewis [Càrlabhagh, Eilean Leòdhais] for healing cows. The stone has a hole in it and an ill cow is given water to drink from it as a cure. The note states that each townland kept a stone.


  • 1884

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 1 notebook ; 17.5 x 10.8 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 84r, line 12 to folio 84r, line 22

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