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English nameTobar na Cloinne
Gaelic nameTobar na Cloinne
Meaningthe well of the children

Location and type of place name

Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeRiver/Stream / Abhainn/Allt
Post townIsle of Skye
Postcode areaIV49
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNG5926
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


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Language notes 
SourcesThis name was gathered as part of a local research project on the place-names of Strath, Isle of Skye and was published in a booklet by SNH and AÀA. The Following quote appears in that booklet:

“Somewhere round Strollamus is a well called Tobar na Cloinne, that is, ‘the well of the children’. It is said that a woman who goes there and repeats the following words will become the mother of twins:

Uisg’ an Easain air mo dhosan
Tog dhiom do rosad
’S aoigh fir an cabhaig orm,

Water of the little falls on my forelock
Lift me from your curse
and speed a male visitor to me.”

Gaelic in the Landscape: Place-names of Strath, Isle of Skye (Scottish Natural Heritage 2015): 48

This place-name is not found on any maps.
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