Township: Barrapol,Ceann a’ Bharra

Map Reference: Kenavara 96

Name Type: hill

Meaning: The day's work of the family/children of Murdoch

Other Forms: Obair Latha Chlann Mhurchaidh - NB

Related Places:

Information:The township started building the wall in the morning. That evening they left the half-finished wall and were amazed to find the next morning that it was completed. It was the work of fairies, although Hugh went on to say that it was really the children who had got up in the night to give their parents a surprise - HMcL.

Clann Mhurchaidh were Campbells. Their house was next to the Morrisons at Kenvar - Willie MacLean, Balinoe, 8/2009.

Running accross the hill from Sloc Ghreathasgail are the remains of a drystone dyke known locally as Obair-Latha Chlann Mhurchaidh ('Clann Mhurchaidh's day's Work'), and a legend about it is still related on the island. According to the story, Clann Mhurchaidh aquired some land in this area of Kenavara, and of a morning they set out to build a stone dyke around it. When twilight came they set off home, leaving their implements behind. When they returned in the morning the dyke had been completed by the fairies - Bailtean is Ath-Ghairmean, Niall M Brownlie, Argyll Publishing, 1995, p80.
A turf wall on Ceann a' Bharra running south-east/north-west, splitting it in two - HMcL.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Hugh MacLean, Barrapol, 3/1994

Informant 2: Hugh MacLean, Barrapol, collected by Ailean Boyd

Informant 3: Bailtean is Ath-Ghairmean, Niall M Brownlie, Argyll Publishing, 1995, p155