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English nameKilmuir (Skye)
Gaelic nameCille Mhoire
MeaningMary’s Church
Genitive formChille Mhoire

Location and type of place name

LocationSkye, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Kilmuir
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townPORTREE
Postcode areaIV51
Relevant main roadsA855
OS sheet number408
OS grid referenceNG381706
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG cill ~ church; Moire ~ Mary
Element typeperson, religion

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. cill, fem. ‘church’ + lenited gen. sg. of Moire, fem. personal name = ‘Mary’s Church’
Kilmorie in Skye 1623 RMS viii no. 547
Kilvore 1654 Blaeu Map (Skye)
Kilmure in Trouternes 1666 RMS xi no. 902
Kilmore 1804 Heather
Kilmor 1820 Thomson
Cille Mhoire Dwelly 1912
Cill Mhoire, Mary’s Church Watson 1904, 136
Kilmuire St Mary’s church or cell Forbes, 226
Cille Mhoire (Skye), Mary’s church Mac an Tàilleir
Cill Mhoire local source, Sgianaidean
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