Township: Hough

Map Reference: Hough 26

Name Type: graveyard

Meaning: The graveyard at the gully of the coal

An Tung 'enclosed family graveyard in Argyll' – Dwelly

Other Forms: An Tung - Donald Kennedy (Dòmhnall Eachainn), Balevullin, 9/2004

Related Places: Sloc a' Ghuail

Information:1. The Nancy of Dublin was wrecked off Hough. Her mast, buried eight feet in the sand, was salvaged by John Lamont, Crois, who made 80 stobs of pitch pine. These are still standing in a fence at the east end of Crois - Alasdair MacDonald, Druimasadh, Balevullin, 11/1993.

2. The Nancy, a collier, was wrecked around 1870 and her cargo was washed up in this gully. The crew was drowned. The captain's body was taken away but the crew was buried in a small graveyard (Cladh aig Sloc a' Ghuail - Donald Kennedy, Domhnall Eachainnn, Balevullin, 9/1994) above the sloc, just to the west of the boundary wall between Hough and Balevullin. It contains ten graves inside and two outside. In the old days they didn't bury bodies that were washed up on the shore in a graveyard in case they were not Christians - Sandy MacKinnon Sandaidh Ghobhainn), Kilkenneth, 11/1993 and 5/1994.

3. Nancy of Dublin, a sailing ship, hit the Hough skerries as well. The captain clung to the deck and was washed onto Urra Chraignis and survived. The graveyard at the boundary of Balevullin and Hough – An Tung [enclosed family graveyard in Argyll – Dwelly] – is at Sloc a’ Ghuail. There are 3-4 graves inside the wall and the same number outside. Donald Eachainn Kennedy, Balevullin, 9/2004

4. Entries 13-15 in the Tiree death register for March and April 1885 are unidentified bodies from the brigantine Nancy of Dublin. One was identified by the initials 'JB' on his stockings.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Donald Kennedy (Dòmhnall Eachainn), Balevullin, 9/1994