Mar a chuir Nighean Dualachain seun air Niall Mabach gus a d...
Date 23 September 1953
Track ID 7583
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1953.183.2

Original Tape ID

SA1953.183

Summary

How Nighean Dualachain put a protection charm on Niall Mabach to protect him in battle.

A woman in Strath, Nighean Dualachain, gave Niall Mabach, Niall MacAonghais, a protection charm before he went to war in France during the Napoleonic War. He did not get hurt at all. The British camp was once short of food, and so Niall stole a side of beef from the French camp. He was fired on all the way back to his own camp. He reached safely, but nothing was left of the meat except the bone. He remained in the army for many years and came to no harm.

Item Notes

Transcribed in the School of Scottish Studies.

Item Subject/Person

Niall Mabach

Item Location

County - Inverness-shire

Parish - Strath

Island - Skye

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Story

Collection

SoSS