Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Proverb which reads 'Bu tu fein an sealgair ors a mhial-chu ris a chat Ga do lasgairt anns an luaithe chuid.'
Scope and Contents Proverb which reads 'Cuir brigis air bioran', S gheo e isean mhnatha! Cuir boineid air bioran, S gheo e piseag mhnatha!' Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: June 1887
Scope and Contents Located in A.B.R.O. Reprints 1976. Volume 10 of 19.
Scope and Contents Story about a storm which killed many birds on Ìle/ Islay about 10 or 11 years previously [c1866-1867] noting that 'the cats gave up eating them', that wood-cocks were especially liked [by the cats] and that a small flock would consist of about 10-20 birds while a large flock would consist of about 60 or 80 birds. Also notes that the 'conas whins' [gocan or whin-chats] were all killed.
Dates: 4 June 1887
Scope and Contents Story about Cugarbhat, king of the cats [collected from Neil MacEachen, crofter, Tobha Beag/Howbeg, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] in which Mac vurich [MacMhuirich] 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. The text here is heavily abbreviated. A fuller version can be found in CW154 folio 30r.
Scope and Contents Story continued from folio 6r about the plague on Lismore [Lios Mòr] and that the cats which ate the supposed plague-infected fish died immediately.
Dates: August 1883
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Cat Taobh' [Cataibh or Sutherland] collected from Angus MacPhail, Breascleit, Carlobhagh, Lews [Breasclate, Carlabhagh/Carloway, Eilean Leòdhais/Lewis] at Dr Morrison's house, Grassmarket, Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann] in which a sailor lands on foreign soil and meets a king who is guarded on either side by soldiers who have their swords drawn to kill rats. The sailor says that his cat will keep rats and mice away and so he brings one ashore and on seeing that he was telling the...
Dates: 5 December 1884
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.
Dates: 16 May 1872
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Niean an Ri' [Nighean an Rìgh / The King's Daughter]. At the end of the story Carmichael notes 'As a parallelt (sic) to this see Gleann a Chait Chao'aich in Book No [-]'.
Scope and Contents Superstition that a cat washing his face brings strangers.