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Dun Nosebridge



[In the photograph] are two "celts." The lower one is nearly black (basalt?) the upper one is of a very light grey and in perfect condition. Both are of hard close-grained stone. The interest attaching to them is that they are "fairy arrows." They were found at Mulindry Glen, near what appears in the maps as Dun Nosebridge, locally called Nosbreac, Islay. The original owner of them, when handing them to the lady from whom they were received, said "they were in the possession of her father and her grandfather and were always called saigheadan shith and were saigheadan shith." In Eigg these seem to be called Ceapa-Sithein, as if they had been used for blocking something on, as a shoemaker's last is used.
Charms, etc., Figured on Plate IX
R. C. MacLagan
Folklore, Vol. 14, No. 3. (Sep. 29, 1903), pp. 298-300.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
9th December 2006ce

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