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Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 66 Collections and/or Records:

Story about an encounter with a fairy while gathering plants for healing, 24 September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/93
Scope and Contents Story about an encounter with a fairy while gathering plants for healing and accompanying song collected from Catrine Pearson [Catherine MacFarlane née MacPherson, Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra]. The story tells how Niall Pearson of Bruarnis [Neil MacPherson, Bruairnis/Bruernish] was at Drollam [Drolum] cutting cairst-leanna or braonan-a-choin [cairt-leamhna or braonan-nan-con, tuberous bitter vetch or dog carmillion], which is good for diahorrea or tanning leather, and...
Dates: 24 September 1872

Story about Calum Cille's holiness being proved by his mother's illness, 1901

Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/47
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Story about Calum Cille's [St Columba] holiness being proved by his mother's illness. A servant had said to Calum Cille's mother that Calum Cille was not as holy as he pretended. His mother went to bed ill and he told her she would be better and she was thus proving his holiness. Text has been scored out as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: 1901

Story about Clach an Teampuil being used for healing, 27 October 1873

Identifier: Coll-97/CW115/13
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Story about Clach an Teampuil [Nis/Ness, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis] that sick people would travel to use it as a pillow and so be healed of their sickness. It states that people would travel from Skye and that 'Nicolson fr[om] Stornoway' was cured by the stone.

Dates: 27 October 1873

Story about Clach na Cabaig and a healing stone, September 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/58
Scope and Contents Story about Clach na Cabaig that it was 'at Temple in the isle' [Teampull, Bernera Isle, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] noting the good milk yield of the cows there. If the stone was taken over to the village at night it was found in its rightful place in in the morning. It was once stolen by an Irishman. The grandfather of Macdugal of Dun olla [MacDougall of Dunollie] had a stone called the Leigh, which was carried about to perform water cures. 'Colin Campb[ell's] wifes mother got it fr[om]...
Dates: September 1870

Story about healing from Tobar Churralain, 29 August 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/84
Scope and Contents Story possibly collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about the burning of saints' images on a Sunday by the sons of Campbell of Airds, Stewart of Appin and Stewart of Invernahyle, all local men. The son of Campbell of Airds became thirsty but his father would not let him drink as a punishment so his servant went and got him water from Tobar Churralain [Tobar Churalain, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] ‘on which he went better’. Curalan/St Cyril...
Dates: 29 August 1883

Story about how Dail na Coise was named, 18 September 1884

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/234
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Story about how Dail na Coise was named stating that Macdougal of Lorn had a sore foot which no one could heal so he sent for MacConnachar [MacConacher] the doctor. MacDougall said he would give MacConnachar anything if he healed his foot and MacConnachar asked for the field below the house, which was thereafter called 'Dail na Coise'.

Dates: 18 September 1884

Story about people coming to Cair Mualuig [Cathair Moluaig/St Moluag's Cathedral] to be healed, 2 September 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/4
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Story collected from Duncan Carmichael, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about people coming to Cair Mualuig [Cathair Moluaig/St Moluag's Chair] to be cured of back pain. Duncan remembers people coming from long distances such as Glencoe [Gleann Comhann].

Dates: 2 September 1870

Story about praying to Cuiralainn for healing, August 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/137
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Story about a woman praying to Cuiralainn [Curalan/St Cyril] for healing on a man's burnt arm. She removed her breid and kertch and used it to bind the man's arm. A voice came from behind him in the air.

Dates: August 1883

Story about praying to Cuirralain for healing, 29 August 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/83
Scope and Contents Story about the burning of the wooden holy images or statues [of saints Columba, Moluag and Cyril/Curalan] by local young men possibly collected from Mary Carmichael, aged 71, Druimavuic, Glencreran [Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. An old woman at Leitir-ru-Altain [Letterwalton, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] called out to Cuirralain [Curalan/St Cyril] and he appeared before her and said, 'Mas duil leat an duine sin cuimich a lamh.' The woman took the breid (kertch) from her head and bound the...
Dates: 29 August 1883

Story entitled 'An Ceatharnach', 5 December 1865

Identifier: Coll-97/CW113/27
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'An Ceatharnach' collected from Donull Mac Iain mac Iain ic Ra'al [Donald Johnston], crofter, Eirisga [Eiriosgaigh/Eriskay]. An Ceatharnach caol riach [grey grizzled outlaw] arrives at O Donuil's [O'Donnell] banquet having travelled through Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man and asks to listen to the music. He is not invited in but goes in anyway and after several musicians play he plays the clarsach and sends the whole room to sleep except for Galloglach who get hold of an...
Dates: 5 December 1865