'Luideag Bheag o'n Challtainn' [The little rag from the hazel], 'Caol Reathain' [Kylerhea], and 'Sgeul na Luraich [The story of the breastplate]

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'Luideag Bheag o'n Challtainn' (pages 1-4) was recorded from Donnacha Mac Dhiarmaid [Duncan MacDiarmaid], 'Fearnn-an-leaithe' [Fernilea], Isle of Skye on 7 February 1861.

'Caol Reathain' (pages 5-8) was recorded from 'Padraig Buidhe' [whose real name was Peter Anderson, Coultorsay, Islay], at Port Charlotte, Islay in May 1860, which includes further notes on Fenian place-names in Gleneleg and Skye by Carmichael from 1865.

'Sgeul na Luraich' (pages 9-16) was told by Donull MacCuithein [Donald MacQueen], 'Fearann a lethe' [Fernilea], Isle of Skye on 29 August 1861. A note on page 15 indicates that MacQueen heard the story from Donald MacPhee, a miller from Talisker who knew many stories.


See National Library of Scotland Adv. MS 50.1.12 fo.130v for note about 'Padruig Buidhe' .

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Microfilm: Mic.Dup.1195/2

Archivist's Note

This entry has been verified against the original.

Related Material

See also GB 237 Coll-97/CW446 for another version of 'Luideag Bheag o'n Challtainn'. See also GB 237Coll-97/CW427 for another version of 'Sgeul na Luraich' , in addition to GB-237-Coll-97-CW224

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