Township: West Hynish

Map Reference: West Hynish 66

Name Type: well

Meaning: Well of the toothache

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Information:A healing well.

The giant [from Siadar] went looking for spring water, dowsing with hazel twigs. He found Tobar an Dèideidh [well of the toothache] first ,but it was not deep enough. He went on to discover Tobar an Fhoimheir [the giant’s well] behind Hector Kennedy’s house in West Hynish - DMcC

'There's an old well there just at the corner of the hill. It's called the Toothing Well. If you were bad with toothache, if you drank out of that well you toothache was away. Some try that even to this very day.' Donald Sinclair talking to Eric Cregeen, SA1969.157

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: David McClounnan, Balephuil, 9/1995 and 3/2003