Township: Balephuil

Map Reference: Balephuil e

Name Type: house

Meaning: The house of MacLean; or the house of the 'Croig' (a nickname, meaning a big hand)

Other Forms: Taigh Bean Iain ’ic Sheumais

Taigh a’ Chròige

Related Places:

Information:The sister of Bean a' Chròige was a dressmaker to Tom Barr in Balephetrish and came home at weekends - Mabel Kennedy, Sandaig, 3/1996.

‘An Cròg’ (Calum Fhearchair) was given this nickname by his brother Cailean because he was always lecturing people and waving his hands about. His wife’s sister was a dressmaker to Tom Barr and Island House. Eilidh Kennedy, Balevullin, 3/1996.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Mabel Kennedy, Sandaig, 7/1995