Township: Am Bail Ur,Balephuil

Map Reference: Am Bail Ur x

Name Type: house

Meaning: House belonging to Farquhar; or Colin the son of Farquhar; orKate, daughter of Colin

Other Forms: Taigh Chailein Fhearchair - house belonging to Colin, son of Farquhar - EK, AB

Related Places: Ailean Boyd, Balephuil, 8/2017

See Croit a' Chròige

Information:Cailean Fhearchair wrote several satirical poems including 'Òran na h-Ass" and Òran Thailleir Ghoirtein Dhomhnaill." - Mabel Kennedy, Sandaig, 3/1996.

There were fifteen lads and men ceilidhing in Taigh Chailein Fhearchair in the Bail’ Ùr one night. Each made up a verse of a song and the cailleach of the house finished the verse for them. Balephuil was called Baile nam Bàrd after that. John MacPhail, Balephuil, 9/2004.

Ceit Chailein in the Bail Ur had Dun nan Nighean above the door of her house. David McClounnan, Balephuil, 6/2005.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Duncan MacKinnon, Am Bail' Ur, 12/1995

Informant 2: David McClounnan, Balephuil, 6/1998

Informant 3: Eilidh (bheag) Kennedy, Balevullin, 3/1996