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n. Scots & Irish
A small village; a hamlet.

[Partly from Irish clachán and partly from Scottish Gaelic clachan, both ultimately from Old Irish clochán, clachán, causeway, paved road, from cloch, clach, stone; akin to Welsh clwg, steep rock, cliff.]


(Gaelic ˈklaxən; English ˈklæ-)
(Human Geography) dialect Scot and Irish a small village; hamlet
[C15: from Scottish Gaelic: probably from clach stone]
References in classic literature ?
"Now," said he, "there is a little clachan" (what is called a hamlet in the English) "not very far from Corrynakiegh, and it has the name of Koalisnacoan.
So when it comes dark again, I will steal down into that clachan, and set this that I have been making in the window of a good friend of mine, John Breck Maccoll, a bouman[26] of Appin's."
George's reminding him of his last penitential moments in the lane, and of that King of Glory whose name had echoed ever since in the saddest corner of his memory; and the gutters where he had learned to slide, and the shop where he had bought his skates, and the stones on which he had trod, and the railings in which he had rattled his clachan as he went to school; and all those thousand and one nameless particulars, which the eye sees without noting, which the memory keeps indeed yet without knowing, and which, taken one with another, build up for us the aspect of the place that we call home: all these besieged him, as he went, with both delight and sadness.
Suffolk cross: 15 Tigharry, Lochmaddy, PS69, 2/3 Clachan Sands, Lochmaddy, PS67, 6 Middlequarter, Sollas, PS66.50.
They were joined by William Bambrick and Chris Thomson of the Clachan Bar after they beat Brendan Corry and Helen Elder of Arthurlie Arrows.
BLANEFIELD Erection of hut plot at 159 Clachan for Christine Hughes, Clydebank.
THE oldest pub in Scotland is claimed by both the Sheep Heid's Inn at Duddingston, Edinburgh, and the Clachan Inn at Drymen.
Updates at Balranald West coast of North Uist reached by the road from Lochmaddy, then the Bayhead turn-off at Clachan Stores (10km north).
The Clachan Inn, St John's Town of Dalry, has been named overall winner of the CAMRA 2019 Pub of the Year for the Dumfries and Stewartry region and individual winner for the Stewartry area; Cavens Arms, Dumfries, won the Pub of the Year for Dumfries Town area; and now the Farmers Inn, Clarencefield for the Dumfriesshire area.
SHAMROCK ROSE & THISTLE EDDIE BUTCHER TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Date: 7& 8 Sept Venue: Various venues in Limavady This year's festival takes place in venues including the Keady Clachan, the Roe Valley Hospital, the Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre and St.
Clachan of Campsie House, which describes itself as "state-of-the-art", only opened in April last year and charges PS1000 a week.