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<b>Kilmore</b>Posted by LesHamiltonImage © Les Hamilton
Nearest Town:Mallaig (11km SSE)
OS Ref (GB):   NG659069 / Sheet: 32
Latitude:57° 5' 36.29" N
Longitude:   5° 51' 53.63" W

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<b>Kilmore</b>Posted by LesHamilton


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"Below the present church of Kilmore is the Sgeir, or Stone, of St. Columba. Here tradition has it that the saint once landed and blessed the ground upon which the church now stands. Before his time it was a place sacred to the Druids but since then it has been Christian. It was at first the site of an early Celtic church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, but there is nothing to be seen now except the ivy-clad ruin..."

- Otta F. Swire, Skye: The Island and its Legends, 1961, p. 198.
TomBo Posted by TomBo
28th June 2004ce