Township: Mithealum,Vaul

Map Reference: Mithealum 1

Name Type: house

Meaning: The house or ruin of Mithealum

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Information:Iain Mòr and Eoghann Mòr Mhialum lived in Mialum. He was famous for carrying a 56 lb bag of meal home from the MacArthur’s shop in Scarinish with only two breaks for a smoke from his pipe, one at the Coalree and another at Silversands. He did this until he was 70! Donald MacIntyre, Gott, 9/2005.

Two old men lived in this house, one of whom was called Hugh. She just remembers them. Her mother went to look after them, but they had to move to the new house because of the high tides - Mary MacPhee, Scarinish, 10/1994.

Eòghann, Iain and Bella lived in the old house. Eventually the erosion became so bad they had to build a new house where Bobby lived - Angus MacLean, Scarinish, 3/2010.

The old men who lived in the new house at Mialum kept their boat in the ruin during the winter. When he was a boy the walls were still four feet high. Tommy MacKinnon, Vaul, 6/2013.
The ruins of this house lie on Mithealum itself - MMcK.

There is the ruin of an old house at the south end which was abandoned "as the tide came in" - Bobby MacLean, Mialum, 11/1999.

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Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: Mary MacKinnon, Seaside, 6/1994

Informant 2: Lachlan MacLean (Lachainn Sheumais), Vaul, 4/1996