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TITLE
Gairloch - The Sands
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0498
PLACENAME
Gairloch
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
PERIOD
1930s; 1940s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32425
KEYWORDS
postcards
beaches
lochs
burial grounds
Leabaidh-na-Ba-baine
Fingal
preachers
churches
hotels
Gairloch - The Sands

This postcard shows the sands at Gairloch.

Loch Gairloch is situated in Wester Ross. Gairloch comes from the Gaelic 'Gear Loch' meaning short loch.

At the far end of the beach is the old burial ground. Nearby is a hollow known as Leabaidh-na-Ba-Baine - the bed of the white cow. It is a nearly perfect, natural, oval depression but tradition has it that it was created by Fingal as a bed where his cow could calve. It could hold up to two thousand people and was used for Church services and by visiting preachers.

To the left, above the shore, is the Free Church and behind it the Gairloch Hotel.

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Gairloch - The Sands

ROSS: Gairloch

1930s; 1940s

postcards; beaches; lochs; burial grounds; Leabaidh-na-Ba-baine; Fingal; preachers; churches; hotels

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows the sands at Gairloch.<br /> <br /> Loch Gairloch is situated in Wester Ross. Gairloch comes from the Gaelic 'Gear Loch' meaning short loch.<br /> <br /> At the far end of the beach is the old burial ground. Nearby is a hollow known as Leabaidh-na-Ba-Baine - the bed of the white cow. It is a nearly perfect, natural, oval depression but tradition has it that it was created by Fingal as a bed where his cow could calve. It could hold up to two thousand people and was used for Church services and by visiting preachers.<br /> <br /> To the left, above the shore, is the Free Church and behind it the Gairloch Hotel.