Township: Balephetrish

Map Reference: Balephetrish 53

Name Type: agricultural

Meaning: The red/brown hillocks

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Information:The Gaelic Otherworld, ed Ronald Black, p79:

Old Archibald, for half a century servant to the ministers of Tiree, would insist to his dying day that, coming home at night with a cart from the parish mill, he heard the hand-mill at work inside Na Cnocan Ruadha, the 'Red Knolls' near the road. He could put his foot on the very spot he heard the noise. To ask him if he was naturally troubled with singing in the ears, or show any other signs of unbelief, was resented as an affront, and neither minister nor elder, nor a whole synod would persuade him there were no Faeries. He had heard them himself 'with his own ears.'
In her croft.

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Janet MacKinnon, Balephetrish, 6/1994