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English nameBen Cruachan
Gaelic nameCruachan Beann

Location and type of place name

Local authorityArgyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Argyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Topographical feature typeMountain/Hill ~ Beinn/Cnoc
Postcode areaPA35
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNN070304
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


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Language notes 
SourcesCruachan Beann: Donnachadh Ban Mac an t-Saoir
Cruachan Beann Gaelic Proverbs by Alexander Nicolson 1881, 395
Cruachan-Beann 1901 A. MacLean MacTalla nan Tùr, 100
Cruachan-beann 1911, MacDonald Collection of Gaelic Poetry, 45
Cruachan Beann, locally Cruachan: 1911 Dwelly
G. Cruachan Beann. i.e. Cruachan of Peaks; it has five peaks.: Watson 1912 Hogan Review
Cruachan Beann: 1912 School Gaelic Dictionary
Cruachan beann 1917 Diack letters to Robertson 1917

This name appears many times in poetry. As Watson says, this means ‘Crauchan of the peaks’.
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