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English nameTarbert (Argyll)
Gaelic nameAn Tairbeart
Genitive formAn Tairbeirt

Location and type of place name

LocationKintyre, Argyll
Local authorityArgyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Argyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townTARBERT
Postcode areaPA29
OS sheet number357
OS grid referenceNR865685
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG an ~ the; tairbeart ~ isthmus
Element typetopographywater associated (except marsh)

External Resources

OS maps

Further Information

Language notesG masc. def. art. an + nom. sg. tairbeart, ‘masc’ ‘isthmus’
SourcesEast Tarbit 1804 Heather
An Tairbeart 1911 Dwelly
Additional infoNot to be confused with Tarbet by Loch Lomond, although the same Gaelic name applies.
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