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English nameKillean
Gaelic nameCill Eathain

Location and type of place name

Local authorityArgyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Argyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townIsle of Gigha
Postcode areaPA41
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNR701444
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


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Language notes 
SourcesCill eathainn: Robertson
Cill Eathain: Place-names of Kintyre

Dedicated to Saint John the Evangelist. All Robertson's place-name forms in Islay you would expect to end in -(a)in end in -(a)inn. Cf Holmer, Gaelic of Kintyre, p. 23 where he says : “beachainn... bees. In front of I, where the palatal off-glide is reduce , n' and n are often alike.”
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