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TITLE
Finlaggan Castle and Eilean-na-comhairle, Islay
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_468_P060
PLACENAME
Port Askaig
DISTRICT
Islay
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Killarrow and Kilmeny
DATE OF IMAGE
1902
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31273
KEYWORDS
castles
Finlaggan Castle and Eilean-na-comhairle, Islay

This illustration was taken from "Argyll's Highlands" by Cuthbert Bede. It shows a photograph of Finlaggan Castle and Eilean-na-comhairle on the island of Islay.

Finlaggan Castle was the ancient seat and parliament of The Lord of the Isles. Situated on the islet of Eilean Mor, the castle consisted of various unfortified domestic buildings and had neither tower or curtain wall.

Eilean-na-comhairle lies about 50 metres off the south tip of Eilean Mor. Its name translates as 'Council Isle', so-called because the Lords of the Isles held court here, according to the laws made by Reginald, son of Somerled, ancestor of the MacDonalds. The isle was once connected to Eilean Mor by a stone causeway, now submerged under Loch Finlaggan

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Finlaggan Castle and Eilean-na-comhairle, Islay

ARGYLL: Killarrow and Kilmeny

castles

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (photographs)

This illustration was taken from "Argyll's Highlands" by Cuthbert Bede. It shows a photograph of Finlaggan Castle and Eilean-na-comhairle on the island of Islay.<br /> <br /> Finlaggan Castle was the ancient seat and parliament of The Lord of the Isles. Situated on the islet of Eilean Mor, the castle consisted of various unfortified domestic buildings and had neither tower or curtain wall.<br /> <br /> Eilean-na-comhairle lies about 50 metres off the south tip of Eilean Mor. Its name translates as 'Council Isle', so-called because the Lords of the Isles held court here, according to the laws made by Reginald, son of Somerled, ancestor of the MacDonalds. The isle was once connected to Eilean Mor by a stone causeway, now submerged under Loch Finlaggan