Township: Balinoe

Map Reference: Heylipol a

Name Type: building

Meaning: The tin-roofed Church

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Information:The original tin church was blown down in 1879 by the same storm that caused the Tay Bridge Disaster - Hector MacPhail, Ruaig, 1/1995.

'The Contractor' from Milton (see Taigh a' Chontractor) was Dòmhnall Ghilleasbuig Nèill. He built An Eaglais Thin in Balinoe and An Eaglais Ur (Skinners') in Cornaig. He married Eilidh Shandaidh from Scarinish and emigrated to Canada - Angus MacLean, Scarinish, 2/1996.

"It was called that because of the corrugated iron roof. That was before my time and the roof was blown off out to sea by a gale. Yes. That was before my time, of course. That’s why it was called An Eaglais Thin." Hugh MacLean, Barrapol, AC 65.

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Languages : Gaelic, English

Informants: Iseabal MacArthur, Barrapol, 12/1993

Informant 2: Hugh MacLean Barrrapo, AC 65 9/1998