Township: Barrapol,Barrapol

Map Reference: Barrapol 37

Name Type: sliabh

Meaning: The crooked part of the rock

Other Forms: Cromadh na Creag - Bailtean is Ath-Ghairmean, Niall M Brownlie, Argyll Publishing, 1995, p75

Related Places:

Information:His father used to gather crotal here for dyeing wool - AS.

Bailtean is Ath-Ghairmean, Townships and Echoes by Niall M Brownlie, Argyll Publishing, 1995, p74-7:
...a lonely and desolate place called Cromadh na Creige ('Bend of the Rocks'), and from it comes a strange tale. According to oral sources, a man by the name of John Macarthur (Iain Òg from Moss) used to court a fairy who lived in a fairy knoll in Cromadh na Creige. The story says that this where they used to meet to pledge their troth. But Iain found a new love and he forsook the fairy. Two days after the parting, he was thatching a house when the fairy appeared and knocked him off the wall. He broke his leg in the fall and walked with a limp for the rest of his days. He never saw the fairy again.

Used as a quarry for building Heylipol Church. Said to be a fairy site. - HK.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Alasdair Sinclair, Greenhill, 6/1994

Informant 2: Willie MacLean, Balinoe, 9/1997

Informant 3: Hector Kennedy, Heylipol, SA 1973/134.