Township: Balevullin

Map Reference: Balevullin 55

Name Type: shore

Meaning: It is likely that the initial /d/ in the source form Daor collected by the OS has been projected from the final /t/ in Port (see Cox 2002b, 64). This may be an unqualified simplex name in OI eyrr/øyrr (dative eyri) ‘gravel bank...a small point of land running into the sea’ (CV, 136).
ON eyrr/øyrr may also be the origin of a loan-word behind the Tiree place-name Loch an Àir, as well as Port Aoir Ard-innis on Coll and Rudha na h-Aoir on North Uist (SP); there is an Oighre (Eyre) ‘a raised beach’ on Raasay (MacKay 2013, 59); Øre(n) is quite a common place-name in Norway (NG) and occurs as a farm name in Norway (OR); Eyri occurs twelve times as a farm name on Iceland (SAM); and Oyri is a settlement in the Faroe Islands.

Other Forms:

Related Places: Possibly Port Daor or Aoidh.

A fishing rock containing a lobster hole.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic, Obscure

Informants: Donald Archie Brown, Balevullin, 5/1998