Township: Hynish

Map Reference: Hynish 62

Name Type: shore

Meaning: 'The pile of white pebbles' (Dwelly has éiteag 'white pebble')

Meall Eiteagan (he thinks the second part is a personal name) is near Sloc a’ Ghille, near Dìobadal. David McClounnan, Balephuil, 12/2003

The personal name Eiteagán > Mac Eiteagain > McGettigan is common in Donegal. There was a strong Tiree-Donegal spirit-smuggling connection in the first half of the nineteenth century.[suggestion from Gerard Gatens 27.12.2017]

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Information:A good vantage point for looking for driftwood below Dìobadal - WL.

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Languages : Gaelic, Obscure

Informants: Willie Lamont, Mannal, 9/1995

Informant 2: Lachlan MacFarlane, Hynish, 2/1994