Township: Balephuil

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Name Type: house

Meaning: The house of red Jean

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Information:There was a shebeen in this house - MS

There was a shebeen in Balephuil near the telephone box, where Margo and Roger live today. It was run by Mrs Brown, the grandmother of Dolly Cameron. One day a stranger came off the boat and hired a pony and trap, asking to be taken to Balephuil. When they arrived the stranger asked the driver if he could get a bottle of whisky anywhere as he had a cold. The driver said, “Where can I get that?” “That house will give you some,” replied the man. The driver went over to the house and bought a bottle and the woman was caught. The stranger was an exciseman! Seonaid Brown, Balephuil, 12/2007.

In front of Dolly Cameron's house - MS

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Mary Straker, Mannal, 3/1995