Township: Unknown Township

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Meaning: Hillock of the sprain

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Information:The Gaelic Otherworld, ed Ronald Black, p206:
Charms for Sprains -
Part of the charm consisted of a handful of earth from a grey mound (làn an dùirn an ùir a cnoc glas). The sufferer must go three times deiseal (southwardly) round the mound on Sunday. In the extreme west of Tiree there is a hillock called Cnocan an t-Sìochaidh ('the Hillock of Sprain'), but the practice of using it for sprains has become obsolete.

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Rev John Gregorson Campbell