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TITLE
Dunyveg Castle, Islay
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_468_P053
PLACENAME
Islay
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Kildalton and Oa
DATE OF IMAGE
1902
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31270
KEYWORDS
Dunyveg Castle
Port Ellen
Islay
Lords of the Isles
MacDonalds of Dunyveg
seagates
Dunyveg Castle, Islay

This illustration was taken from "Argyll's Highlands" by Cuthbert Bede. It shows a photograph of Dunyveg Castle, near Port Ellen, on the east coast of Islay. The ruins probably date from the sixteenth century, but there may have been a fort here since the 1200s. There is evidence to suggest that it was a stronghold of the Lords of the Isles during the fourteenth century. Once owned by the MacDonalds of Dunyveg, it later became an important military and political base.

The name 'Dunyveg' means 'fort of the little ships' and refers to the fact that the castle had a seagate as an entrance, in addition to its land entrance

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Dunyveg Castle, Islay

ARGYLL: Kildalton and Oa

Dunyveg Castle; Port Ellen; Islay; Lords of the Isles; MacDonalds of Dunyveg; seagates

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (photographs)

This illustration was taken from "Argyll's Highlands" by Cuthbert Bede. It shows a photograph of Dunyveg Castle, near Port Ellen, on the east coast of Islay. The ruins probably date from the sixteenth century, but there may have been a fort here since the 1200s. There is evidence to suggest that it was a stronghold of the Lords of the Isles during the fourteenth century. Once owned by the MacDonalds of Dunyveg, it later became an important military and political base. <br /> <br /> The name 'Dunyveg' means 'fort of the little ships' and refers to the fact that the castle had a seagate as an entrance, in addition to its land entrance