Balnakeil Church

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  • Founded in 722 by St. Maelrubha, the present building dates from 1619.

    The tomb built into the niche on the south wall of the church is said to be the last resting-place of a famous local villain, Donald MacMurdo, known as Domhnull MacMhurchaidh, responsible for at least eighteen murders.

    There are a number of interesting 18th and 19th century gravestones, notably the large stone to the Anderson’s of Keoldale.

    A raised area to the south is the massed grave of the victims of the “Canton”, an emigrant ship which sank with the loss of all lives off Faraid Head in 1849.

    A monument is in memory of Rob Donn Calder or Mackay, a noted Gaelic poet.

  • Balnakeil Church 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain tomorrow through next Saturday, with temperatures falling to 14°C on Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       0%  77%   15 mph
      7:07 am    7:18 pm
    Sunday, Sep 24th
     Light rain until evening.
     
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       33%  96%   11 mph
      7:09 am    7:15 pm

    Monday, Sep 25th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       11%  71%   8 mph
      7:11 am    7:12 pm
    Tuesday, Sep 26th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       7%  88%   13 mph
      7:13 am    7:09 pm

    Wednesday, Sep 27th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       5%  82%   18 mph
      7:16 am    7:06 pm
    Thursday, Sep 28th
     Rain throughout the day.
     
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       39%  95%   15 mph
      7:18 am    7:03 pm

    Friday, Sep 29th
     Mostly cloudy in the morning.
     
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       51%  43%   12 mph
      7:20 am    7:00 pm
    Saturday, Sep 30th
     Rain until afternoon, starting again in the evening.
     
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       42%  64%   15 mph
      7:22 am    6:57 pm

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