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Airidh na h-Aon Oidche

Chambered Cairn

<b>Airidh na h-Aon Oidche</b>Posted by BillmacImage © Billmac
Nearest Town:Uig (59km ENE)
OS Ref (GB):   NF816526 / Sheet: 22
Latitude:57° 27' 6.17" N
Longitude:   7° 18' 34.25" W

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<b>Airidh na h-Aon Oidche</b>Posted by greywether <b>Airidh na h-Aon Oidche</b>Posted by Billmac <b>Airidh na h-Aon Oidche</b>Posted by Billmac <b>Airidh na h-Aon Oidche</b>Posted by Billmac


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The cairn can be accessed from the track which runs E from NF805536.

Some of the cairn material has been used to build sheilings.

The nearby cairn mentioned by Billmac is Stiaraval.

Visited 29 July 2004
greywether Posted by greywether
2nd October 2004ce

This ruined chambered cairn can be seen on the eastern horizon between the market stance and the war memorial in Benbecula on the A865

There is another cairn close by
Posted by Billmac
21st April 2004ce
Edited 21st April 2004ce


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This cairn has a grisly tale associated with it.Three men were working on the moor . One had a useless dog but his father said it was put on earth for a purpose. During the night three women arrived at the sheiling they were staying in. Two couples retired to a back room . The third man noticed that the woman he was with had a cloven hoof. He fled with the witch chasing him. He turned to his dog and pleaded with it that it had been no use up 'til now, but to help him now. The dog turned back and the man fled to Nunton. He left a bowl of cream outside his house and next day found the dog dead beside the bowl without a hair on its body. The two other men were found dead and the Aird na h-Aon Oidche was never again used as a sheiling (See Benbecula Ray Burnett) Posted by Billmac
21st April 2004ce