Township: Barrapol,Ceann a’ Bharra

Map Reference: Kenavara 33

Name Type: cliff

Meaning: Being a four-syllable name, the specific is highly conjectural (see 17.6). OI hættr means ‘dangerous’ (CV, 306), but there are no Norwegian or Icelandic farm names to support this derivation. The generic is ON nes ‘promontory’.

Other Forms: Hiadainis - Bailtean is Ath-Ghairmean, Niall M Brownlie, Argyll Publishing, 1995, p155, given as the same feature as Carraig MhicCarmaig.

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Hugh MacLean, Barrapol, collected by Ailean Boyd