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English nameKeills (Islay)
Gaelic nameA' Chill
MeaningChurches
Genitive formna Cille

Location and type of place name

LocationIslay, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityArgyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Parish post 1891Killarrow and Kilmeny
County post 1891Argyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townISLE OF ISLAY
Postcode areaPA31
OS sheet number353
OS grid referenceNR415685
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG cill ~ church
Element typereligiontopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. fem def. art a', + nom. sg of cill, `church' = `the church'
Sources
Kilcallumkill 1662 Retours (Argyle) no. 68
Kiels 1820 Thomson
Kiels House 1882 OS
cill Chaluim-Chille Lands of Lordship
A’ Chill Mac an Tàilleir
Cill Chaluim-Chille MacNiven 2006
às a’Chill (from Keills) Seanchas Ile, 114.
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