Township: Kilkenneth

Map Reference: Kilkenneth G

Name Type: agricultural

Meaning: Croft of Iain 'The Gaffer', a nickname.

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Information:Iain a' Ghaffer was possibly the uncle of Flora Ann Brown, Balevullin - Archie Brown, Kilkenneth, 4/1995.

He was the uncle of Mairi Bhiltidh - Alasdair Sinclair, Greenhill, 5/1994.

John MacLean, Kilkenneth (Gaffer a’ Churrain), Kilkenneth grew carrots for the company horses on a strip of land east of the Barrapol road between the fence and an old dyke - Sandy MacKinnon, Kilkenneth, 11/1997.

Iain a’ 'Ghaffer' (he was being a gaffer when Tùr MhicChaluim was being built) was the father of Gilleasbuig or 'Bilti' (given that nickname by the factor when collecting sheep behind Hough), who was the father of nine children (Iain Bhilti, Mairi Bhilti who cured barrachin, herself and Alec, the father of Neil Alec MacLean) - Flora Ann Brown, Balevullin, 5/1995

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Languages : Gaelic, English

Informants: Alasdair Sinclair, Greenhill, 5/1994