Subject Source: Local sourcesScope Note: Created For = CW
Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'Eolas Beum Sula' [Exorcism of the Eye] but the text corresponds with 'Mallachd' or 'A Malediction' as found in Carmina Gadelica, vol. II. The charm begins 'Thainig di[th]ist a mach a dorust na cathrach neomh' and a note states that Colum Cille [St Columba] was able to heal men and animals.
Scope and Contents Curse beginning 'Fo mhollac[hd] nam ban fo thabhan nan con', S fo shuibh na ard-dorus droch ghui.' The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: June 1887
Scope and Contents Curse beginning 'Sgath na Nathrach ort a bheist' and reportedly said by one woman to a pregnant woman, who died along with her child. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Curse entitled 'Guidhe' [Ulc a Dhèan Mo Lochd or The Wicked Who Would Harm Me] beginning 'Cas an cois gach ursa, Bas am bun gach cailbhe.' The text is in ink and has been scored through in pencil as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Custom relating to La nam Bannag [Latha nam Bannag/Christmas Eve] collected from Duncan MacLellan, clachair [mason], Càrnan/Carnan, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, describing how on that day they would go around the houses and 'If they got nothing they piled a cairn in the door or near it called Carnan na mollac + then sing out - Mallac[hd] Dhia s na Callaig agaibh.' MacLellan describes how when the people came round they went around the fire three times singing 'Gum bean[nachd] Dia n tai a th ann...
Dates: 17 January 1874
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story entitled 'Luideag na h Aibhine' in which a man ties a woman up in front of his house but she escapes and curses him. The story probably originated in Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] although it is likely to have been collected on the Isle of Barra/Barraigh. Text has been scored through.
Scope and Contents List of maledictions including 'Geolaich ort', 'Ballachd ort' and 'Clisgeadh ort' and accompanying note which reads 'The teaching of the 12 in bapt[ising] in run[nin]g streams = 7 siona from 7 streams.' The text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Note collected from Isabella MacIntosh née Kennedy, aged 69, Inbhir Ruaidh/Inverroy, Siorramachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire that a witch put a curse on Loch Treig and [so there are no animals there]. Text has been scored through in pencil as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 1 October 1890
Scope and Contents Note possibly collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about 'evil' and 'cain' [càin] being put on twenty cows with calves.
Dates: 29 August 1883