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TITLE
Mountgerald
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0401
PLACENAME
Mountgerald, Dingwall
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Dingwall
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32323
KEYWORDS
postcards
mansions
castles
Norse
battles
Mountgerald

This postcard from 1917 shows Mountgerald, Dingwall.

Mountgerald is nineteenth century mansion situated on the north shore of the Cromarty Firth two miles north of Dingwall. Once a seat of a branch of the Mackenzie family Mountgerald used to be called Clyne. It was renamed by a Mackenzie in honour of the family's supposed descent from Colin Fitzgerald, an Irish Earl of Norman extraction. Alexander III presented the Castle of Eilean Donan in Kintail to Colin Fitzgerald, for distinguished service, immediately after the Battle of Largs in 1263, when King Haakon's attacking Norse army was defeated,

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Mountgerald

ROSS: Dingwall

1910s

postcards; mansions; castles; Norse; battles

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard from 1917 shows Mountgerald, Dingwall.<br /> <br /> Mountgerald is nineteenth century mansion situated on the north shore of the Cromarty Firth two miles north of Dingwall. Once a seat of a branch of the Mackenzie family Mountgerald used to be called Clyne. It was renamed by a Mackenzie in honour of the family's supposed descent from Colin Fitzgerald, an Irish Earl of Norman extraction. Alexander III presented the Castle of Eilean Donan in Kintail to Colin Fitzgerald, for distinguished service, immediately after the Battle of Largs in 1263, when King Haakon's attacking Norse army was defeated,