Township: Moss

Map Reference: Moss 17

Name Type: building

Meaning: The Fair Palace or the palace of Rìgh na Mòinteach, the 'king of Moss', the nickname of a crofter called Kennedy.

Other Forms: Pàlais Rìgh na Mòinteach - Alasdair Sinclair, Greenhill, 4/1994

A' Phàlais - AS 8/1996

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Information:See Hector Kennedy recording SA-1974 in An Iodhlann for story of An Righ.

The Balevullin crofters tried to claim his croft which was on the border of Moss and Balevullin. They pulled his house down but others, summoned by the piper Gilleasbuig Ruadh (MacLean) repaired it at night. The Righ's [king's] real name was Donald Kennedy and the family came from Balevullin - Hector Kennedy, SA 1975/19 - and he was proud of his nickname. His wife was Flora MacLean, grand daughter of Gilleasbuig Laidir, "that's the one they were saying who put the hanging out of Tiree" - Hector Kennedy, SA 1977/70.

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Alasdair Sinclair, Greenhill, 4/1994 and 8/1996