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 on Wednesday through next Saturday, with temperatures falling to 16°C on Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
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      4:49 am    10:03 pm
    Sunday, Jul 23rd
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
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       0%  63%   11 mph
      4:51 am    10:01 pm

    Monday, Jul 24th
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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       0%  25%   8 mph
      4:53 am    9:59 pm
    Tuesday, Jul 25th
     Partly cloudy in the morning.
     
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       0%  13%   5 mph
      4:55 am    9:57 pm

    Wednesday, Jul 26th
     Light rain starting in the afternoon and breezy overnight.
     
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       21%  58%   12 mph
      4:57 am    9:55 pm
    Thursday, Jul 27th
     Light rain in the morning and evening and breezy in the morning.
     
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       21%  61%   19 mph
      4:59 am    9:53 pm

    Friday, Jul 28th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       11%  60%   15 mph
      5:01 am    9:51 pm
    Saturday, Jul 29th
     Light rain in the morning and evening.
     
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       47%  52%   9 mph
      5:03 am    9:49 pm

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