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English nameKilmory (Arran)
Gaelic nameCille Mhoire
MeaningMary's church
Genitive formChille Mhoire

Location and type of place name

LocationArran, Firth of Clyde
Local authorityNorth Ayrshire ~ Siorrachd Àir a Tuath
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Ayrshire ~ Siorrachd Àir
Topographical feature type
Post townBRODICK
Postcode areaKA27
OS sheet number361
OS grid reference
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG cill ~ church+ G Moire ~ personal name 
Element typeperson, religion

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Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. cill, fem. ‘church’ + lenited gen. sg. Moire, fem. personal name = ‘Mary’s Church’ 
Kil Morie 1654 Blaeu Map Arania
Killymore 1812 Bauchop
Cille Mhoire Robertson MS391, 4
Cille Mhoire Currie, 1908, 78
Cill Mhoire Fraser 1999, 84
Additional infoFraser’s pronunciation shows cill rather than cille. 
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