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TITLE
Paddling at Dunaverty
EXTERNAL ID
QZP27_59_59_28
PLACENAME
Southend
DISTRICT
Kintyre
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Southend
PERIOD
1890s; 1900s; 1910s
CREATOR
Charles & Dennis MacGrory
SOURCE
Argyll and Bute Library & Information Service
ASSET ID
30624
KEYWORDS
recreation
Dunaverty Rock
Kintyre
Lords of the Isles
MacDonalds of Kintyre
Rathlin Island
General Leslie
Bloody Rock
Dunaverty Castle
castles
Paddling at Dunaverty

Women paddling in the sea at Dunaverty, near Southend in Kintyre. Dunaverty was also popular with local people for canoeing.

The rock in the background has an interesting history. On the highest point of the rock once stood a castle, famous for being a stronghold of the Lords of the Isles, the MacDonalds of Kintyre. Robert the Bruce was said to have found asylum here, prior to his escape to Rathlin Island, off the coast of Ireland. The castle was the site of many battles, the most famous being in 1647, when 300 people were put to death by the Covenanters, led by General Leslie. The fortress was razed to the ground, leaving the rock bare. Because of its violent history, the rock is also referred to as Bloody Rock


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Paddling at Dunaverty

ARGYLL: Southend

1890s; 1900s; 1910s

recreation; Dunaverty Rock; Kintyre; Lords of the Isles; MacDonalds of Kintyre; Rathlin Island; General Leslie; Bloody Rock; Dunaverty Castle; castles;

Argyll and Bute Library & Information Service

MacGrory Brothers Archive

Women paddling in the sea at Dunaverty, near Southend in Kintyre. Dunaverty was also popular with local people for canoeing.<br /> <br /> The rock in the background has an interesting history. On the highest point of the rock once stood a castle, famous for being a stronghold of the Lords of the Isles, the MacDonalds of Kintyre. Robert the Bruce was said to have found asylum here, prior to his escape to Rathlin Island, off the coast of Ireland. The castle was the site of many battles, the most famous being in 1647, when 300 people were put to death by the Covenanters, led by General Leslie. The fortress was razed to the ground, leaving the rock bare. Because of its violent history, the rock is also referred to as Bloody Rock <br /> <br /> <br /> This image is available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email <a href="mailto: libraryhq@argyll-bute.gov.uk">Argyll and Bute Library & Information Service</a>