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Story entitled 'Cugarbhad, 'Righ nan Cat'', 16 May 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW154/4

Scope and Contents

Story entitled 'Cugarbhad, 'Righ nan Cat'' collected from Niall Maceachain [Neil MacEachan], crofter, Towbeag [Tobha Beag/Howbeg, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] in which Macmhurich Mor Staoligearraidh [MacMhuirich mò from Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry] is out hunting and his dogs kill Cugarbhat in a cave. A cat asks MacMhuirich if his dogs killed Cugarbhat three times and on each occasion grows larger eventually jumping at MacMhuirich's throat. One annotation has been made to the text in pencil.


  • Creation: 16 May 1872

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 91 folios ; 31.5cm x 21.5cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 30r, line 5 to folio 30r, line 34

Related Materials

GB237/Coll-97/CW90/87 - another version of this story.


Gillies, William, 'Alexander Carmichael and Clann Mhuirich', Scottish Gaelic Studies, vol. XX (2000), pp 25-27
Ó Neill, Eoghan Rua, 'The King of the Cats', Béaloideas: The Journal of the Folklore of Ireland Society, vol. 59, no. IV (1991), pp. 167-188

Repository Details

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