Township: Balevullin

Map Reference: Balevullin v

Name Type: house

Meaning: The house of the 'Mokasher' [a nickname]
Taigh na Mogais - Jean MacCallum, Balevullin, 4/2009
'Mogais: an ancient form of anchor, formed of a cylinder made of heather ropes, bound strongly together, closed at one end and filled with stones' (Dwelly)

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Information:Taigh na ‘Mogais’ was the house at the north end of the Sraid Ruadh. It was a nickname and he was really a MacDonald. The postman was unfamiliar with Balevullin. He delivered a letter to the man. “A bheil seo Taigh na Mogais?” he asked him. “A bheil ‘Mogais’ sgriobhte air?” came the reply - JMcC
A MacDonald - DK.

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Mary Neill, Balevulin, 4/1994

Informant 2: Donald Kennedy (Dòmhnall Eachainn), Balevullin, 6/1994