Township: Balephetrish

Map Reference: Balephetrish 69

Name Type: road

Meaning: The narrows of Balephetrish

Other Forms: Cumhang Dubh Bhaile Phèadrais - DS

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Information:"An corp creadha mu dheireadh a chaich a dheanamh ann an Tiriodh, s' ann aig Cumhang Dubh Bhaile Pheadrais a bha iad ag obair air a dheanamh." [The last clay figure that was made on Tiree was made at the Black Narrows of Balephetrish.]..."And when they came to this narrows at Balephetrish - there's rocks on the left-hand side when you're coming this way and there's parks and a fence on the other side, and there's a road, a good road leading besides the rocks down." Donald Sinclair, West Hynish, talking to Eric Cregeen, SA 1968/245/A, from Recollections of an Argyllshire Drover, Eric Cregeen, ed. Margaret Bennett, John Donald, 2004.
Precise location unknown, but it is where "the road was blasted through, Earnal way" - DMcC.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: David McClounnan, Balephuil, 1 and 3/1996

Informant 2: Donald Sinclair, Tocher 18. p 57