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 Weather Forecast

    Light rain today through Sunday, with temperatures falling to 13°C on Wednesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain in the evening and overnight.
     
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      4:26 am    10:09 pm
    Tuesday, May 30th
     Light rain in the morning and afternoon and breezy overnight.
     
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       65%  88%   6 mph
      4:25 am    10:10 pm

    Wednesday, May 31st
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       3%  58%   10 mph
      4:23 am    10:12 pm
    Thursday, Jun 1st
     Light rain until afternoon, starting again in the evening.
     
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       65%  75%   9 mph
      4:22 am    10:14 pm

    Friday, Jun 2nd
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      4:21 am    10:15 pm
    Saturday, Jun 3rd
     Light rain throughout the day.
     
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       63%  67%   6 mph
      4:20 am    10:17 pm

    Sunday, Jun 4th
     Drizzle in the morning and afternoon.
     
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       32%  70%   10 mph
      4:19 am    10:18 pm
    Monday, Jun 5th
     Mostly cloudy in the morning.
     
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       19%  28%   9 mph
      4:17 am    10:20 pm

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