Township: Balephetrish

Map Reference: Balephetrish 30

Name Type: sea

Meaning: The island or fishing rock of MacKay

Other Forms: Carraig MhicAoidh - HMcP

Eilean Mhic Aoidh - ONB p51

Related Places:

Handbook of Tiree and Coll, Cameron and MacDougall,Balephetrish,p 81: “The first reference in literature to Balphetrish we find in a document of 1375 addressed to the Bishop of Lismore in favour of ‘Ayg’ MacPetri perpetui vicarii parrochialis ecclesiae sante Columbe de Kerepol Sodorensis diocesis...Ayg is the Latinised form of Aedh or Aodh (Hugh)...[he goes on to match Dun Taelk – Martin Martin – to Ayg]... Eilean Mhic-Aoig, a rocky islet on the extreme north of Balephetrish.”

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Hector MacPhail, Ruaig, 1/1995

Informant 2: OS