Knockan

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Mary MacDonald wrote the Gaelic words to a hymn, which became an English favourite ("Child in a manger"). The tune was re-used for "Morning has broken" - probably the most famous Gaelic tune in the world now! Beside the main road, near Ardtun where she died.

Knockan (Scottish Gaelic: An Cnocan) is an area and particular cottage in the community of Ardtun, in the south of the island of Mull off the west coast of Scotland.

The cottage called Knockan is distinguished by its bright red roof and white walls, set by a small hill; cnocan in Gaelic means "little hill". The cottage is around 200 years old and was originally built by a weaver of the local crofting community. It is now owned by his descendants, the family of Donald Black.

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Coordinates: 56°20′N 6°12′W / 56.333°N 6.200°W / 56.333; -6.200