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Story about a water horse or each-uisge, 23 May 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/38

Scope and Contents

Story about a water horse or each-uisge collected from Roderick MacNeil, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay telling how a water horse took a girl away from her house on a Sunday and laid his head on her knee but she cut her apron around him to escape. He came again the following Sunday and carried her off to Creagan-oillt [possibly Creagan Uillt, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] and they were also seen at Glaic an da Bheann [Glaic an Dà Bheann]. After that her lungs were found floating on Lon-greann [possibly Lòn Mòr, Grithean/Greann] at Clach an Eich. MacNeil states that every day in the year, 'There is a greann upon this lakelet'. The text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates

  • 23 May 1869

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 64 folios ; 17 x 20.3 cm