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English nameKilmore (Argyll)
Gaelic nameA’ Chill Mhòr
Meaningthe big church
Genitive formna Cille Moire

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 townOBAN
Postcode areaPA34
OS sheet number359
OS grid referenceNM876254
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG cill; mòr ~ large
Element typereligion, size

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Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. def. art. a’ (leniting) + lenited + nom. sg. cill, fem. ‘church’ + G nom. sg. adj. mòr, ‘large’
Killmore 1674 Retours (Argyle) 82
A’ Chill-mhòr 1885 Campbell, Records of Argyll, 109
A’ Chill Mòr not Moire JM
A’ Chille mhór 1912 Dwelly
Additional infoKilmore Standing Stones ~ Carraighean na Cille Mòire
NM439520 Mull near Dervaig.
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