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TITLE
The Sisters of Kintail, Loch Duich
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_ADAMS_018
PLACENAME
Loch Duich; Five Sisters
PERIOD
1930s; 1940s
CREATOR
Robert Moyes Adam
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31831
KEYWORDS
landscapes
monutains
lochs
trees
cottages
fields
The Sisters of Kintail, Loch Duich

The Sisters of Kintail are mountains which rise above Glen Shiel at the head of Loch Duich. They are called Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m).

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, whereupon he turned them into mountains.

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The Sisters of Kintail, Loch Duich

1930s; 1940s

landscapes; monutains; lochs; trees; cottages; fields

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries - Robert Moyes Adam

The Sisters of Kintail are mountains which rise above Glen Shiel at the head of Loch Duich. They are called Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m). <br /> <br /> 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, whereupon he turned them into mountains.