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Uamh Chaluim Chèaird Cave / Rock Shelter

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There are twenty duns, or ancient forts, in Tiree, it is said, but I have only seen eight, and examined two [..]. These duns, in the popular imagination, are all connected with Ossian's heroes, and I have had some difficulty in convincing the people that I am not in search of gold. There is a rhyme which says that Fionn left his gold in Dun Shiatar, which is situated near Hynish.
From 'Notes on the Antiquities of Tiree' by J Sands, in PSAS 16 (1881-82) p459-63.
http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/adsdata/PSAS_2002/pdf/vol_016/16_459_463.pdf
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
27th February 2008ce

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'Ancient Sculpturings In Tiree' on the ADS website


Ancient Sculpturings In Tiree. By Ludovic Maclellan Mann. From the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Vol. 56
February 13, 1922.

The article mentions (with illustrations) cup marked stones at Gott Bay, Cornaigmore, Cuigeas, including some on a Standing-stone at Balinoe and others on the natural rock surface of floor of Kirkapoll Chapel.
Hob Posted by Hob
2nd April 2008ce

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Dun Ibrig (Stone Fort / Dun) — Links

Canmore ID 21533


Dun Ibrig: a broch or a dun?
Posted by markj99
14th September 2020ce

Dun Ibrig (Stone Fort / Dun) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Dun Ibrig</b>Posted by markj99<b>Dun Ibrig</b>Posted by markj99<b>Dun Ibrig</b>Posted by markj99 Posted by markj99
14th September 2020ce

Dun Ibrig (Stone Fort / Dun) — Fieldnotes

Dun Ibrig lies 1 mile W of Scarinish, the largest community on Tiree. The site may be a ruined broch or a dun according to Canmore ID 21533 (go to Links).
The Broch/Dun is situated on a virtual island surrounded by very boggy marshland leading up to a circle of water. I made my way carefully to the edge of the dun but the water was too deep to proceed further. I did get to see the outer stone wall surrounding large stones in the centre.
From Scarinish head W and take the 1st R after 1.5 miles. After 400 yards park up and head due E into the bog. Maybe Dun Ibrig will be accessible in a dry summer or frozen winter.
Posted by markj99
14th September 2020ce

Dun Beag, Vaul (Stone Fort / Dun) — Links

Canmore ID 21527


Dun Beag, Vaul
Posted by markj99
13th September 2020ce

Canmore ID 21527


Dun Beag, Vaul
Posted by markj99
13th September 2020ce

Beinn Ghott Cairn (Kerbed Cairn) — Links

Canmore ID 307523


Beinn Ghott Cairn on Isle of Tiree
Posted by markj99
13th September 2020ce

Beinn Ghott Cairn (Kerbed Cairn) — Images

<b>Beinn Ghott Cairn</b>Posted by markj99<b>Beinn Ghott Cairn</b>Posted by markj99 Posted by markj99
5th October 2018ce
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