Township: West Hynish

Map Reference: West Hynish 27

Name Type: shore

Meaning: The hard headland

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Information:The ghosts of the drowned could sometimes linger around the shore:
“Two boys were lost [fishing] down there [Na Cùiltean, West Hynish], MacDonalds from Balephuil, and there was a girl, their sister…she went off her head, she never recovered. She was weeping and going round and down to the Rubha Cruaidh, you’ll see it at the door there. She died of a broken heart, and they were hearing her crying for years after at the Rubha Cruaidh. My father told me what happened” (Gilleasbuig Kennedy, West Hynish).

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: David McClounnan, Balephuil, 2/1994

Informant 2: Gilleasbuig Kennedy, West Hynish, 6/2020