Township: Balephuil

Map Reference: Balephuil 8

Name Type: hill

Meaning: Na Càrnan Mòra - the big cairns or jumble of rocks

An Càrnan Mòr - the big little cairn

Other Forms: Na Càrnain - DMcC

Carnan Mòr - ONB, p226, "This name is applied to the highest point of Ben Hynish, meaning 'Big Cairn'."

Related Places: There is another Càrnan Mòr on Ceann a' Bharra

Information:There is a flat stone at the summit with "giant's footprints" on. She says these were actually carved by her cousin who was a buachaille there - EK.

Chi thu Rifrinn, ’s chi thu’n Airidh,
’S an Carnan os cionn an loin;
Chi thu Hoghnis is cnoc Ghrianail,
Glac nan Smiar, agus Cuil Bhoid
Cameron, Rev. Hector (ed.), Na Bàird Thirisdeach, The Tiree Association, 1932, Colin MacDonald, p359, "An Teid thu leam a Mhaggie Chaluim?"




Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Eilidh (bheag) Kennedy, Balevullin, 10/1993

Informant 2: David McClounnan, Balephuil, 10/1994

Informant 3: OS