Township: Balephuil,West Hynish

Map Reference: West Hynish 122

Name Type: sea

Meaning: Skerry of the lady

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Information:A woman was left to drown here by her husband, the laird. She was rescued and taken to another country. She returned to Tiree later with several children.

Possibly this story relates to Mull - JH.

See 'Vikings in Islay' Macniven 2015, 26

See SA1971.084.

This story relates to 'Lady Rock' between Lismore lighthouse and Mull.

The woman drowned was believed to be a witch after some in the neighbourhood had died. Gilleasbuig Kennedy, West Hynish, 12/2015
Balephuil or West Hynish.

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: SA 1970/101/A10a and 1971/84/A7