Township: West Hynish

Map Reference: West Hynish 46

Name Type: agricultural

Meaning: The sheep/cattle pen of the poet

Other Forms: Fang na h-Àirde 'fang of the promontory' Gillesbuig Kennedy, West Hynish, 6/2020

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Information:Built by John MacLean, the Balemartine Bard
Fang a’ Bhàird [it was built by Bàrd Bhaile Mhàrtainn] has beautiful stonework. The bard was being very particular with the stones he used. Eventually a man who was helping him got fed up with the time the wall was taking and left the bard to do it on his own. A corner of the fang, called Am Fang Glacaidh 'the catching fank', is walled off. It has a quern in the corner of the stonework. David McClounnan, Balephuil, unknown date.

Built by the Balemartine Bard, John MacLean - JB.

See 1974.075 John Brown. No longer in use

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: David McClounnan, Balephuil, 2/1994

Informant 2: John Brown, Balephuil - SA 1974/75