Township: Hough

Map Reference: Hough 27

Name Type: shore

Meaning: The gully of the coal

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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.

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: OS