Township: Barrapol,Ceann a’ Bharra

Map Reference: Kenavara 49

Name Type: cliff

Meaning: See Sloc Mhic Fhionnlaidh in Longships on the Sand.

Other Forms: Mhic Stìridh is the more recent name, after a Balemartine boy who felll fown it - Donald MacNeill (Dòmhnall an Tàilleir), The Land, 1/1994

ONB p. 220 gives Sloc Mhic Fhionnlaidh, "creek of Finlay's son."

Related Places:

Information:Stìridh was the nickname of Neil Lamont, Balemartine (Niall Chòrnaig). Around 1890 Neilly Nèill Chòrnaig fell 300 feet down this sloc on thick seaweed and survived - Willie MacLean, Balinoe, 7/1997

It was Èirdsidh Nèill Chòrnaig who fell. Her uncle Donald saw the other two boys running for help. Niall Chòrnaig lived in a house in Balemartine at the shore, the most westerly of three tarred roof houses to the west of Roddy MacKay - Eilidh Kennedy, Balevullin, 8/1997.

It was Eachann Nèill Chòrnaig who fell in. Three boys were out collecting eggs. One was the son of Iain Beag an Tuathanaich - Donald MacNeill (Dòmhnall an Tàilleir), The Land, 8/1997.

It was Èirdsidh Nèill Chòrnaig who fell. An Tàillear, the Land, saw two boys running back and went with a rope with Iain Campbell (Iain Bàn), Annie Brown's father, Barrapol. He was lowered down and the boy was stuck to his waist in seaweed - DMcC.

DMC also gives the story of the shepherd falling to his death of this sloc (see Sloc mhic Cnìthaluim).

Eachann Nèill Chòrnaig fell 200 feet down Sloc mhic Cnìthaluim and landed on a pile of seaweed unhurt - SSS card index B1 75/67/A1c.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Donald MacNeill (Dòmhnall an Tàilleir), The Land, 1/1994

Informant 2: OS

Informant 3: David McClounnan, Balephuil, 11/1997