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English nameErrocht
Gaelic nameAn Eireachd
Meaningthe meeting place

Location and type of place name

LocationLochaber, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Kilmonivaig
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townSPEAN BRIDGE
Postcode areaPH34
Relevant main roadsB8004
OS sheet number392, 400
OS grid referenceNN143823
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG eireachd ~ assembly, meeting place
Element typetopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG masc. def. art. an (with t- before vowels) + nom. sg. eireachd, masc. ‘assembly, meeting’ = ‘the meeting place’.
Sources
terris de Arracht 1623 Retours (Inverness) no. 41
Arracht 1661 Retours (Inverness) no. 86
Eracht 1820 Thomson
Eireachd MacMillan, 258
An Earrachd, an t-Eireachd MacKinnon, 20
an t-Eireachd (for Erracht in INV) Mac an Tàilleir
An Eireachd TM
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