Township: Barrapol,Ceann a’ Bharra

Map Reference: Kenavara 87

Name Type: church

Meaning: St Patrick's Temple or Chapel

Other Forms: Patrick's Chapel - The Turnbull Map of Tiree 1768 and accompanying survey text.

St Patrick's Temple - OS
ONB p. 221 gives Teampull Phadruig

Related Places:

Information:
Donald MacArthur, Balephuil (Dòmhnall an t-Slèibh) was taken and kept by fairies in Teampall Phàraig. This verse is said about the place:
Teampall Phàraig chualas fuaim/fonn
Ruidhle aigheir agus ceòl
Sìobhairean a' cluich na fìdhle
Airson d' intinn a bhi beò.

A sound can be heard at St Patrick's Temple
A reel of joy and song
Fairies playing the fiddle
To keep your mind active

Jessie MacKinnon (Jessie Lachainn), Battlefield, Mannal, 3/1995.

" 'An Teampull Pharaig chualas farum -
Ruidhleadh, aighear, agus ceol -
Sithichean a seinn na pioba
Le toil-intinn thu bhi beo"

John MacLean, Balemartine, Cameron, Rev. Hector (ed.), Na Bàird Thirisdeach, The Tiree Association, 1932, p151.

Bracken (ròineach) was brought to Tiree by St Patrick in the pockets of his clothes and is only found in Teampal Phàraig. Willie MacLean, Balinoe.

Three boys from the east end pulled down some stones from the wall of Teampal Phàraig. They died soon after. Joanne MacKinnon, Barrapol, 4/2000.

The young men had come to the tailor in the Land for new suits. He measured them and they were asked to come back in three hours. Whereupon they went to the Teampall. All had died at sea within a year. Alan Boyd, 4/2000.


Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: multiple

Informant 2: OS