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    Balnakeil Church Info

    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.

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    Balnakeil Church 7-day Weather Forecast


    Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures bottoming out at 4°C on Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain and windy until afternoon.
     
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      8:46 am    4:16 pm
    Tuesday, Jan 23rd
     Rain in the evening and overnight and windy in the evening.
     
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       83%  68%   20 mph
      8:45 am    4:18 pm

    Wednesday, Jan 24th
     Rain and dangerously windy until afternoon.
     
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       89%  59%   12 mph
      8:43 am    4:21 pm
    Thursday, Jan 25th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       43%  67%   3 mph
      8:41 am    4:23 pm

    Friday, Jan 26th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       58%  85%   9 mph
      8:39 am    4:25 pm
    Saturday, Jan 27th
     Rain in the morning and windy starting in the afternoon.
     
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       68%  95%   15 mph
      8:37 am    4:28 pm

    Sunday, Jan 28th
     Dangerously windy until evening and overcast throughout the day.
     
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      8:35 am    4:30 pm
    Monday, Jan 29th
     Rain in the afternoon.
     
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       80%  74%   18 mph
      8:33 am    4:33 pm

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