Township: Cornaigbeg

Map Reference: Cornaigbeg 39

Name Type: agricultural

Meaning: Spitheag 'Small stone to throw with the hand, pebble' (Dwelly)
Fuamhaire 'giant' locally pronounced 'foimheir'

Other Forms:

Related Places: See Cnoc Mhoinear-Mheall - Cornaigbeg 20.

Information:Moidhir-mheall and Spitheag an Fhomhair “the giant dwelt in one of the Kenavara caves and threw the stone after an intruder” - Handbook to the Islands of Coll and Tiree, by Hector MacDougall and Rev. Hector Cameron, Archibald Sinclair, p90.

Local Form: Spiligean an Fhoimheir

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Alec MacLean, Cornaigbeg, 2/1994