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English nameKilberry
Gaelic nameCill Bhearaidh
MeaningBearach's Church
Genitive formChill Bhearaidh

Location and type of place name

LocationKintyre, Argyll
Local authorityArgyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Parish post 1891South Knapdale
County post 1891Argyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townTARBERT
Postcode areaPA29
Relevant main roadsA83
OS sheet number357
OS grid referenceNR714642
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG cill ~ church; Bearach ~ personal name
Element typeperson, religiontopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. cill, fem. ‘church’ + gen. sg. of Bearach, masc. personal name = ‘Bearach’s Church’
Cill-bheiridh Dwelly 1912
Cill Bhearaigh Watson 1926, 301 after Berach
Cill Bheiridh Mac an Tàilleir.
Additional infoThis church was dedicated to St. Berach. There is an equivalent place in Ireland, Kilbarry called in Irish Cill Bhearaigh. This suggests a broad [r] rather than Dwelly’s slender one. The change from -aich to -aidh is a later development.
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