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TITLE
Five Sisters of Kintail
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00218
PLACENAME
Letterfearn
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
11946
KEYWORDS
mountains
loch
Five Sisters
Five Sisters of Kintail

The row of peaks above Glen Shiel is known as the Five Sisters. Legend relates that two Irish Princes washed ashore during a storm, fell in love with two of the seven daughters of the King of Kintail. Having promised to send their five brothers for the remaining sisters, the Princes married the two youngest Princesses and returned to Ireland. The five sisters waited, in vain, and eventually asked the Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid to extend their vigil, beyond life itself, where upon he turned them into mountains. The mountains rise above Glen Shiel at the head of Loch Duich. The photograph was probably taken from Letterfearn


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Five Sisters of Kintail

ROSS: Lochalsh

1930s

mountains; loch; Five Sisters

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

The row of peaks above Glen Shiel is known as the Five Sisters. Legend relates that two Irish Princes washed ashore during a storm, fell in love with two of the seven daughters of the King of Kintail. Having promised to send their five brothers for the remaining sisters, the Princes married the two youngest Princesses and returned to Ireland. The five sisters waited, in vain, and eventually asked the Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid to extend their vigil, beyond life itself, where upon he turned them into mountains. The mountains rise above Glen Shiel at the head of Loch Duich. The photograph was probably taken from Letterfearn <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />