Township: Crossapol

Map Reference: Kenovay 20

Name Type: sliabh

Meaning: The male ON personal name Fj?rnir, with ON gerði ‘fence, field’, or ON geiri ‘a triangular piece of land’
There is a Fjørnestangen in Tingvoll, and a Fjørnesholmen in Sola, Norway (NG).

Other Forms: Fornigearr - Handbook to the Islands of Coll and Tiree, Hector MacDougall and Rev. Hector Cameron, Archibald Sinclair, p87.

Cnoc Fhoirneagal - MC, AMcL, DMcL.

Cnoc Fhòirnigir - ONB p78.
Fornigal Hillock

Related Places:

Information:At the end of the Second World War they had a bonfire on the top of this hillock. You can still see the tar at the site. John MacLean, Cornaigbeg, played the pipes and Rob Mòr MacMaster the melodeon - DMcL.

Near the centre of the island at Cornaig is Cnoc Fionigir. This prominent, central place was unfortunately chosen as the site for the recent Peace bonfire, the authorities being unaware that the rock surface of the summit was sculptured with deep and regularly cut cups. The fire lighted upon them has destroyed the majority, and only forty four survive, some badly injured.
Mann, L. 1922, Ancient Sculpturings in Tiree, PSAS, 56, 119 [he visited in 1921].


Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic, Obscure

Informants: Mairi Campbell, Corrairigh, Cornaigbeg, 2/1996

Informant 2: Alec MacLean, Corniagbeg, 3/1998

Informant 3: Donald MacLean, Kenovay, 3/2000