Uamh Bhreacan - Cave (of the) broken. 6850 0065
Uamh Breacan No.
A dramatic view from the Corrievreckan. Several other
great caves are
located along the aird as it draws in to form the shoulder of
While there are many legendary stories involving this cave, the more
story behind the place name may be more intriguing. In the Gaelic
during the period of the clannad, a person found guilty of a
as murder could be exiled from the local society and thus commonly
as “broken”. Finally, there is historical documentation that
notes that the
caves throughout this area, and well up into nearby Glen Trosdale,
by people as habitations.
The second possibility is that bhreacan refers to the topography surrounding the cave, or the rough, broken water before its entrance.
NM 6850 0065