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Loch Duich and The Five Sisters from Letterfearn

This postcard shows Loch Duich and the mountain peaks known as 'The Five Sisters' from Letterfearn in Wester Ross. Loch Duich is a sea loch that travels south east from the village of Dornie and leads into the Kyle of Loch Alsh, before flowing into the open sea. The loch is most famous for having Eilean Donan Castle situated at its mouth.

The Five Sisters rise above Glen Sheil 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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Loch Duich and The Five Sisters from Letterfearn

ROSS: Lochalsh

1950s

postcards; Five Sisters; legend; folklore; Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid; Glen Shiel; Sgurr Moraich; Sgurr nan Saighread; Sgurr Phuran; Sgurr na Carnach; Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe; lochs; Loch Duich; Eilean Donan Castle; castles; Lochalsh

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This postcard shows Loch Duich and the mountain peaks known as 'The Five Sisters' from Letterfearn in Wester Ross. Loch Duich is a sea loch that travels south east from the village of Dornie and leads into the Kyle of Loch Alsh, before flowing into the open sea. The loch is most famous for having Eilean Donan Castle situated at its mouth.<br /> <br /> The Five Sisters rise above Glen Sheil 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