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TITLE
The Five Sisters of Kintail
EXTERNAL ID
HCD01070
PLACENAME
Kintail
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1920s; 1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12695
KEYWORDS
mountains
Five Sisters
Kintail
loch
Duich
The Five Sisters of Kintail

The row of peaks seen here from across Loch Duich are 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. From the left, are Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m). The smaller peak closer to the loch is Sgurr an t-Searraich (576m). The photograph was probably taken from Letterfearn


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The Five Sisters of Kintail

ROSS: Lochalsh

1920s; 1930s

mountains; Five Sisters; Kintail; loch; Duich

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

The row of peaks seen here from across Loch Duich are 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. From the left, are Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m). The smaller peak closer to the loch is Sgurr an t-Searraich (576m). 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 />