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TITLE
The Five Sisters and Loch Duich
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0734
PLACENAME
Dornie
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1930s; 1940s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32654
KEYWORDS
postcards
legends
folklore
hills
place names
lochs
The Five Sisters and Loch Duich

This postcard shows Loch Duich and the mountain peaks known as the Five Sisters of Kintail.

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.

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

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The Five Sisters and Loch Duich

ROSS: Lochalsh

1930s; 1940s

postcards; legends; folklore; hills; place names; lochs

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows Loch Duich and the mountain peaks known as the Five Sisters of Kintail. <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.<br /> <br /> The mountains rise above Glen Shiel at the head of Loch Duich. From the left, they are called Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m)