Township: Barrapol,Ceann a’ Bharra

Map Reference: Kenavara 34

Name Type: fort

Meaning: See Dùn nan Gall in Longships on the Sand.

G gall also means cairn or pillar of rock (Morgan, A (2013) ‘Ethonyms in the Place-names of Scotland and Border Counties of England’. PhD thesis St Andrews, 27 and 62)
The referent may be the rock forms at the cliff face.

Other Forms:

Related Places: Donegal in Ireland comes from the same root and relates to a Viking fortification as named by a Gaelic speaking population. There is another Dun nan Gall at Loch Tuath, Mull at an Iron Age broch site - JH.


Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: OS

Informant 2: multiple

Informant 3: Niall M Brownlie, Bailtean is Ath Ghairmean, Argyll Publishing, 1995, p154