Township: Balemartine

Map Reference: Balemartine zw

Name Type: house

Meaning: The house or ruin of Iain the son of Murdoch

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Information:The ruin opposite his house was called Taigh Iain Mhurchaidh. His uncle Hugh went to help Iain Mhurchaidh and was left at the house while the old man went off. The byre had no door but a sack hanging down. When Iain Mhurchaidh came back something hadn’t been done and he asked Hugh why not. “I couldn’t find the key of the byre,” Hugh replied! - AMcF.
The ruin opposite his house. His great uncle worked with Iain Mhurchaidh - AMcF.

He married the sister of Bean na Sgiobair in Mannnal - EK.

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Allan MacFadyen, Balemartine, 6/1994

Informant 2: Eilidh Kennedy (Eilidh bheag), Balemartine, 1/1995