Township: Cornaigmore

Map Reference: Cornaigmore 72

Name Type: boundary

Meaning: Fale-dyke - Argyll Estate Instructions, ed. Eric Cregeen, Scottish History Society, 1964, p123. [Faileagan, meadows, little lawns; from 'fal,' sod, turf. 'Fal' enters into many combinations, as 'foid-fail,' the sod laid on the top of the wall of a thatched house; 'garradh-fail,' turf-dyke, fail-dyke; 'fal,' divots, in some places 'sgrath.' – from Carmina Gadelica notes.] Garradh fail – turf wall

Other Forms: Usually contracted to Gàrra' Fàil today

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Information:"Is sgriob 'an Garadh-Phail bha mi" - Cameron, Rev. Hector (ed.), Na Bàird Thirisdeach, The Tiree Association, 1932, p140.

The actual garradh is south of the house, between the croft and the common grazing - HC.

The Gaelic Otherworld, ed Ronald Black, p647:
On 15 February 1875 the south western half of Tiree, the district known in medieval times as Sorobie, was disjoined from the Rev John Gregorson Campbell's parish [Gott] to become the separate charge of Heylipol, the boundary running along by the Gàrradh Fàil.

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Hugh Campbell, Garraphail, 11/1995