Kilmore, Skye

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Kilmore
Rocky foreshore east of Kilmore on the Sleat Peninsula - geograph.org.uk - 432710.jpg
Rocky foreshore east of Kimore on the Sleat Peninsula
Kilmore is located in Isle of Skye
Kilmore
Kilmore
Location within the Isle of Skye
OS grid referenceNG654067
Council area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtIV44
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57°05′30″N 5°52′23″W / 57.0917°N 5.873°W / 57.0917; -5.873Coordinates: 57°05′30″N 5°52′23″W / 57.0917°N 5.873°W / 57.0917; -5.873

Kilmore (Gaelic: A' Chille Mhór[1]) is a small hamlet, on the east coast of the Sleat peninsula of the Isle of Skye is in the Scottish council area of Highland. It lies on the A851 road and is 0.25 miles (0.4 km) southwest of Ferindonald.

Sleat Parish Church (1876) is located here, with the ruins of the Old Parish Church behind (1631–1876). A former Minister Rev. John Forbes (1818–63) was a noted Gaelic scholar who wrote a Gaelic grammar and investigated the deaths of three girls from the parish who were taken to the cotton mills of Manchester as forced-labour and published his findings in a book Weeping in the Isles (1853).[2]

Bun-sgoil Shlèite and Sleat Medical Centre are located at the southern end of Kilmore, and the Gaelic college Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is located 0.5 miles (0.8 km)to the southwest.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Iain Mac an Tàilleir (2003). "Placenames collected by Iain Mac an Tailleir". Scottish Parliament. Archived from the original on 24 October 2004. Retrieved 16 January 2011.
  2. ^ Ordnance gazetteer of Scotland: a survey of Scottish topography, statistical, biographical and historical.