Township: Kilkenneth

Map Reference: Kilkenneth 6

Name Type: church

Meaning: ScG Cill Tunnain, 'the chapel dedicated to Saint Donnán' (martyred on Eigg in 617)
There is a Cille Donnain in South Uist (OS1/18/12/25), and a Kildonnan on Eigg and another in Wigtonshire (www.saintsplaces.gla.ac.uk accessed 30 October 2018).

Other Forms: Cill t-Unnan - Archie Brown, Kilkenneth, 2/1994

Cill Dònainn - Hugh MacLean, Barrapol, 2/1994 (knew it was dedicated to St Donan)

Cill' t-Uinnean - Alasdair Sinclair, Greenhill, 11/1993

Cill t-Unnain - Donald MacKinnon, Hough, 7/2013. He remembers this name when he was a child (in the 1940s). It refers to the ground east of the modern house 'Kildonan'.

Related Places:

Information:He was putting a fence in by his coal shed and a stob went into a large underground hole - Malcolm MacDonald, Kilkennneth, who lived in the modern house on the site, 6/1994.
The name refers to a piece of ground from the main road to his own house - Archie Brown, Kilkenneth, 2/1994.

The modern house on the site was built in 1961 - Tim Frank, Kilkenneth, 7/2013.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Alasdair Sinclair, Greenhill, 11/1993

Informant 2: Hugh MacLean, Barrapol, 2/1994

Informant 3: Archie Brown, Kilkenneth, 2/1994