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English nameKillarow
Gaelic nameCill A-Rubha

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 townCampbelltown
Postcode areaPA28
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNR663280
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


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Language notes 
SourcesBho Chill-rudha 1895 Orain le Iain Lom Mac-Dhomhnaill, 90 Uchd an tùir: Robertson

Other sources give this name as the same as Kilarrow 1058 [add link].

“…I heard a Kintyre man speak of Kilarow, as Kilaroo with the accent on the last syllable. This is really Kil-mhael-rubha as we know historically, and the local pronunciation preserves the essential truth long after the form of the word has lost it and becomes even misleading.” Cameron Gillies, Campbeltown Courier 5.5.1900

Robertson’s form is presumably a secondary form.
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