Wonderful waterfalls Gaelic has several words for a waterfall, the most common being eas (ESS). Waterfalls and fast running water were given special status in Gaelic tradition, often being the haunts of supernatural creatures, although evil spirits were said not to be able to cross running water. There are many fine waterfalls in the park; the following are some of the best known.
|1. Sruth Ban
An Sruth Bàn (un stroo BAAN) ‘The fair torrent’ (the falls appear white against the dark rock).
|2. Beinglas Waterfall
A’Bheinn Ghlas The name derives from the adjacent mountain Ben Glas, properly A’ Bheinn Ghlas (uh vayn GHLAS) ‘the green mountain’. In Gaelic, the feature is Eas na Beinne Glaise (nuh baynyuh GLASHuh).
|3. Falls of Falloch
Eas Falach (FALuch) From the [Falloch] glen name.
|4. Falls of Dochart
Eas Dochart (DOCHart) Reputedly ‘the scourer’ (with negative connotations, referring to this impressive feature by Killin).
|5. Falls of Edinample
Eas Aodann Ambail (OEUtun AMPil) ‘Falls of the face of the cauldron or vat’ (named for the pool, reputed to be a haunt of the fairies).
|6. Falls of Leny
Eas Lànaigh (LAANee) Meaning obscure. The Pass of Leny is Cumhang Lànaigh (koo-unk LAANee). The river is the well-named Garbh Uisge (garav OOSHkuh) ‘boisterous river’.
|7. Bracklinn Falls
A’ Bhreac Linn (uh VREH-uchk leen) ‘Dappled pool’.
|8. Inversnaid Waterfall
Eas Inbhir Snàthaid (inivur SNAA-itch) ‘The mouth of Allt na Snàthaid’ (the needle-like stream).