Township: Balephuil

Map Reference: Am Bail Ur 4

Name Type: fort

Meaning: Fort of the girls or nuns

Other Forms: Dùnan Nighean - ONB, p224, "significance 'Daughter's Little Castle'."

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Information:There were seven nuns living in this fort. They were murdered by a priest from Barra after they became pregnant - DMcC and NMcC.

Ceit Chailein in the Bail Ur had Dùn nan Nighean above the door of her house. The story was that a priest had got seven nuns in Dùn nan Nighean pregnant while the men were away fishing. Two men waited to see if the priest would return. When he did they killed him. David McClounnan, Balephuil, 6/2005.

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: David McClounnan, Balephuil, 2/1994