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Thread #45138   Message #872268
Posted By: Strupag
22-Jan-03 - 11:10 AM
Thread Name: Meaning of 'The Coolin'
Subject: RE: Meaning of 'The Coolin'
I'd just thought that I'd add to this thread to say that from my office window, I am looking out to the Cuillin mountains, often mistakenly reffered to as the Coolins, here on the island of Skye and they are beautiful as always. Today they have a wee bit of snow on the higher peaks. See them at isleofskye.co.uk.( I'd appreciate it if someone can pm me and show me how to do a clicky)
Any as to the meaning; no one seems to know here but it has been suggested that they might come from the word "culabh" which means behind but is ofter refers to a place that you can shelter behind.
I've got the feeling that this time it's got no relation to the Irish Coolin.
We are soon going to start up a community radio station here broadcasting lots of celtic music and guess what! It will be called Cuillin FM.

Slainte