This site is located in the north western part of South Uist. Early maps showing forms in Kilchainie, Kilyanen indicate the likelihood of a church dedicated to St Cainnech having existed here at some point. However, only Àird Choinnich survives and is described by the OS Name Books as ‘a small district of cultivated land between Loch Bee and the public Road’ (OS1/18/10/83).
See Àird Choinnich for the full discussion of this site.
Grid reference: NF759461 (assumed location)
G cill ‘a church, chapel, churchyard, burial ground, hermit’s cell’ + pn Cainnech (mac Luigthig of Aghaboe)
(St Cainnech’s Church)
1654 Blaeu Kilchainie
1750 Dorret Kilhainie
1759 Homann ?Kilyanen
1790 Campbell Kilkainie