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 throughout the week, with temperatures falling to 14°C on Tuesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain until afternoon and breezy starting in the evening.
     
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       66%  77%   7 mph
      4:25 am    10:10 pm
    Wednesday, May 31st
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       0%  49%   6 mph
      4:23 am    10:12 pm

    Thursday, Jun 1st
     Drizzle starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
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       35%  78%   8 mph
      4:22 am    10:14 pm
    Friday, Jun 2nd
     Drizzle in the morning and overnight.
     
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       44%  54%   5 mph
      4:21 am    10:15 pm

    Saturday, Jun 3rd
     Light rain until afternoon.
     
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       60%  39%   5 mph
      4:20 am    10:17 pm
    Sunday, Jun 4th
     Drizzle until evening.
     
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       46%  52%   8 mph
      4:19 am    10:18 pm

    Monday, Jun 5th
     Light rain until evening and breezy in the afternoon.
     
    8
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    16
       70%  89%   10 mph
      4:17 am    10:20 pm
    Tuesday, Jun 6th
     Drizzle in the morning.
     
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       32%  66%   11 mph
      4:16 am    10:21 pm

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