OldByreSkye

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Rhymes with hose…

The Old Byre is in the township of Ose. The easiest way to work out how Ose is pronounced is that it rhymes with ‘hose’.  But what does it all mean?  Ose comes from the Gaelic, meaning ‘the mouth of a river’.  Given that the river in question is the River Ose, which is therefore the river at the mouth of the river, for the township name we have the mouth of the river which is at the river at the mouth of the river; and an object lesson in the dangers of mixing languages, if ever there was one!  It’s still a beautiful place though…

A light dusting of snow on the Cullins, seen from the side window of the let-to-be.

A light dusting of snow on the Cullins, seen from the side window of the let-to-be. The river at the mouth of the river can’t be seen!

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