Township: Kilmoluaig

Map Reference: Kilmoluaig b

Name Type: house

Meaning: The house of the cross; or the house of the tacksman of Kilmoluaig

Other Forms: Taigh Fhear Chilmoluaig - SA 1977/173

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Information:There used to be a taigh-seinnse or public house here. At the height of the fishing boom in the nineteenth century there were many east coast fishermen living at The Green in the summer. One in particular, An Iasgair Mòr [the Big Fisherman], was fighting all comers. The local people determined to sort him out and they sent a man on horseback to Ruaig to fetch the best Tiree fighter, a Lamont nicknamed 'The Currier.' At first Lamont was reluctant to go but his mother persaded him. He set off on the horse and reached The Green. He calmly walked into the taigh-seinnse and went over to the fire and put the tongs in. When they were red-hot he went over to An Iasgair Mòr and grabbed him by the nose with the tongs. That started a fight and The Currier knocked him out with a blow "that would have broken a horse's jaw!" - Lachlan MacLean, Kilmoluaig, 4/1998.

Fear Chilmoluaig lived here - SA 1977/173.
Earlier a public house - AMcK.

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Archie Mackinnon, Cornaigmore and Iain Aonghais MacKinnon, Kilmoluaig, 8/1994 and 9/1995